Passive Components Technology for THz-Monolithic Integrated Circuits (THz-MIC)

Eblabla, A., Benakaprasad, B., Li, X. , Wallis, D. J., Guiney, I., Humphreys, C. and Elgaid, K. (2017) Passive Components Technology for THz-Monolithic Integrated Circuits (THz-MIC). In: 18th International Radar Symposium (IRS), Prague, Czech Republic, 28-30 June 2017, pp. 1-7. ISBN 9783736993433 (doi:10.23919/IRS.2017.8008166)

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Abstract

In this work, a viable passive components and transmission media technology is presented for THz-Monolithic Integrated Circuits (THz-MIC). The developed technology is based on shielded microstrip (S-MS) employing a standard monolithic microwave integrated circuit compatible process. The S-MS transmission media uses a 5-μm layer of benzocyclobutene (BCB) on shielded metalized ground plates avoiding any substrate coupling effects. An insertion loss of less than 3 dB/mm was achieved for frequencies up to 750 GHz. To prove the effectiveness of the technology, a variety of test structures, passive components and antennas have been design, fabricated and characterized. High Q performance was demonstrated making such technology a strong candidate for future THz-MIC technology for many applications such as radar, communications, imaging and sensing.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Elgaid, Dr Khaled and Eblabla, Mr Abdalla and Benakaprasad, Bhavana and Li, Dr Xu
Authors: Eblabla, A., Benakaprasad, B., Li, X., Wallis, D. J., Guiney, I., Humphreys, C., and Elgaid, K.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
ISSN:2155-5753
ISBN:9783736993433
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 IEEE
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
698201Integration of RF Circuits with High Speed GaN Switching on Silicon SubstratesKhaled ElgaidEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/N014820/1ENG - ENGINEERING ELECTRONICS & NANO ENG