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Topics in Millimeter-Wave Imaging Arrays


Kasilingam, Dayalan P. (1987) Topics in Millimeter-Wave Imaging Arrays. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/rt21-jt48.


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 1.5λ0 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.))
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)
  • Abu-Mostafa, Yaser S.
  • Bridges, William B.
  • Papas, Charles Herach
  • Psaltis, Demetri
Defense Date:29 December 1986
Funding AgencyGrant Number
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-03012008-134009
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ID Code:827
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Deposited On:13 Mar 2008
Last Modified:16 Apr 2021 22:28

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