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MMIC Technology for Astrophysics and Remote Sensing: Small Features … Big Science
MMIC Technology for Astrophysics and Remote Sensing: Small Features … Big Science

Date: Monday, February 6, 2012
Time: 4:00pm
Location: 125 Steele, Caltech
Speaker: Todd Gaier

KNI / MDL Joint Seminar


The development of Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit technology at the end of the last century led to the ability to perform multiple system functions in compact integrated circuits. This, coupled with extraordinary noise performance achievable with InP high electron mobility transistors at millimeter wavelengths, has revolutionized receiver technology for remote sensing applications, particularly in Earth Science and astrophysics. This talk will explore recent developments in instruments enabled by this technology as well as future prospects for state-of-the-art short-gate high electron mobility transistor devices.

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