Skip to main content
Open Access Publications from the University of California

UC Irvine

UC Irvine Previously Published Works bannerUC Irvine

A 93-to-113GHz BiCMOS 9-Element Imaging Array Receiver Utilizing Spatial-Overlapping Pixels with Wideband Phase and Amplitude Control


Benefiting from aggressive feature size scaling, silicon technologies have recently shown the capability of implementing W-band imaging receivers with an image resolution of 1.5mm and temperature resolutions of less than 0.5K [1-4]. This paper extends the capability of an imaging array receiver by improving image resolution using the novel concept of spatial-overlapping sub-arrays and enhancing image capture time using a phased-array within an imaging array receiver (RX). Specifically, the design and implementation of a BiCMOS 9-element array RX consisting of four 2×2 overlapping sub-arrays is presented. The RF-path-sharing between neighboring sub-arrays leads to a reduction in the chip area by 40% as compared to a conventional imaging array consisting of four 2×2 non-overlapping sub-arrays, while improving the RX's spatial resolution due to the higher sub-array density. Each 2×2 sub-array in this imaging array RX forms a pixel (Fig. 8.5.1). © 2013 IEEE.

Many UC-authored scholarly publications are freely available on this site because of the UC's open access policies. Let us know how this access is important for you.

Main Content
For improved accessibility of PDF content, download the file to your device.
Current View