Advanced Schottky diode receiver front-ends
Peter Sobis successfully defended his doctoral thesis, Advanced Schottky Diode Receiver Front-Ends for Terahertz Applications, at Chalmers University of Technology
. His research has been conducted in an industrial Ph.D project together with Omnisys Instruments AB, with the goal to develop high frequency receiver architectures for future weather satellites and atmospheric limbsounding instruments. One of the main achievements but also specific goals for the research project has been the development of an integrated 2SB receiver topology, employing subharmonic Schottky diode mixers, for the STEAMR (Stratosphere Troposphere Exchange And Climate Monitoring Radiometer) instrument.
STEAMR is the Swedish contribution to the European Space Agency (ESA) PREMIERmission with the aim to advance our understanding of the processes that link trace gases, radiation and chemistry in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere (UTLS-range).
The full publication can be found here:
Advanced Schottky Diode Reciver Front-Ends for Terahertz Applications