Kasilingam, Dayalan P. (1987) Topics in millimeter-wave imaging arrays. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-03012008-134009
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In this thesis two different types of antenna arrays are investigated as possible configurations for two-dimensional diffraction limited imaging arrays. The first configuration is the "fly's-eye" array of microlenses. It is shown that this configuration may be utilized to achieve diffraction limited imaging with theoretical coupling efficiencies of around 50%. The other configuration is the two-dimensional horn array. It is shown that in this configuration, wide-angled horns etched into silicon achieve theoretical coupling efficiencies of 60%. A design for a two-dimensional imaging array, using horn elements of aperture size 1.5[...] was suggested. Also covered in this thesis are the radiation losses and the substrate-mode losses of coplanar transmission lines. It is shown that at millimeter-wave frequencies these losses are prohibitively high. Finally in the appendix a simulation of Schottky diode mixers is described as a possible design tool for analyzing millimeter-wave detector circuits.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))|
|Degree Grantor:||California Institute of Technology|
|Division:||Engineering and Applied Science|
|Major Option:||Electrical Engineering|
|Thesis Availability:||Restricted to Caltech community only|
|Defense Date:||29 December 1986|
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|Deposited On:||13 Mar 2008|
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