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Analysis of Millimeter and Microwave Integrated Circuits


Compton, Richard C. (1987) Analysis of Millimeter and Microwave Integrated Circuits. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/P7EA-S138.


The design and measurement of millimeter and microwave integrated circuits encompasses a diverse spectrum of interesting disciplines. A number of contrasting approaches used for theoretically and experimentally characterizing circuits in this frequency range will be presented. Rigorous methods for calculating antenna patterns and impedances of the planar bow-tie antenna used in millimeter wave receiver systems have been developed. A 94 GHz antenna measurement system and microwave scale models were constructed to confirm these theoretical predictions. Pattern measurements were also made on a linear array of bow-tie antennas, a long strip antenna, and a log-periodic antenna. In modified form, these techniques were applied to the investigation of planar array structures. An equivalent circuit model for an array of squares joined at the corners by discrete devices was formulated. This model was verified with impedance and pattern measurements. Finally, a set of analysis tools that have been assembled into an interactive computer-aided design program, called Puff, is discussed. Puff has been used in microwave laboratory classes at the California Institute of Technology, Cornell University and the University of California, Los Angeles.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:Electrical Engineering
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Engineering and Applied Science
Major Option:Electrical Engineering
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Rutledge, David B.
Thesis Committee:
  • Rutledge, David B. (chair)
  • McEliece, Robert J.
  • Phillips, Thomas G.
  • Pickett, Herbert M.
  • Alexopoulos, Nicolaos G.
Defense Date:4 May 1987
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-02282008-135956
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ID Code:815
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Deposited On:29 Feb 2008
Last Modified:21 Dec 2019 04:23

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