KECK INSTITUTE FOR SPACE STUDIES

       

MMIC Array Receivers and Spectrographs Workshop

July 21-25, 2008
California Institute of Technology - Pasadena, CA 91125

Workshop Overview:

The subject of this workshop is MMIC Array Receivers and Spectrographs, specifically, large arrays of coherent detectors based on monolithic microwave (or millimeterwave) integrated circuits in the frequency range from tens to hundreds of gigahertz. Presentations are available by clicking here.
The MMIC Array Workshop has the following objectives:

  1. Explore the science that would be enabled by large MMIC arrays for cosmology, astrophysics, planetary science, atmospheric science, and remote sensing of the Earth. Would this be "transformational" science?
  2. Explore the technical promise and projected capabilities of MMIC arrays over the next decade. What are the current limitations to their development? (funding?, shortage of groups working on this worldwide?, other?)
  3. Determine the key technical developments that are needed both for MMIC arrays themselves and for digital backends. Identify prototypes that should be the subject of follow-on funding.
  4. Devise a roadmap for MMIC arrays and MMIC array spectrograph development over the next decade, including the prototypes, the likely sources of funding, the principal instrumentalist groups and industries that should be involved, etc.
  5. Recommend specific prototype development programs that should be funded over the next 2-3 years to ensure timely exploitation of this rapidly developing capability.

Workshop Participants:

  • Mark Allen - JPL
  • Joseph C Bardin - Caltech
  • Geoffrey A Blake - Caltech
  • Patty Chang-Chien - Northrop Grumman Space Technology
  • Goutam Chattopadhyay - JPL
  • Sarah E Church - Stanford University
  • Kieran A Cleary - Caltech
  • Larry D'Addario - JPL
  • Clive Dickinson - Caltech
  • Brian J Drouin - JPL
  • Todd Gaier - JPL
  • Paul F Goldsmith - JPL
  • Sunil R Golwala - Caltech
  • Keith JB Grainge - Cambridge University
  • Paul Grimes - Oxford University
  • Christopher E Groppi - University of Arizona
  • David W Hawkins - Caltech
  • Masashi Hazumi - KEK
  • Robert F Jarnot - JPL
  • Glenn Jones - Caltech
  • Danielle A Kettle - University of Manchester
  • John M Kovac - Caltech
  • Richard Lai - Northrop Grumman Space Technology
  • James W Lamb - Caltech
  • Bjorn Lambrigtsen - JPL
  • Andrew E Lange - Caltech
  • Judy M Lau - Stanford University
  • Charles R Lawrence - JPL
  • Hamdi Mani - Caltech
  • Miroslav Micovic - HRL Laboratories LLC
  • Mo Missous - University of Manchester
  • Matthew A Morgan - National Radio Astronomy Observatory
  • Robert Navarro - JPL
  • Ian J O'Dwyer - JPL
  • John C Pearson - JPL
  • Timothy J Pearson - Caltech
  • Misha Z Pesenson - Caltech
  • Marian W Pospieszalski - National Radio Astronomy Observatory
  • Anthony C Readhead - Caltech
  • Rodrigo A Reeves - Caltech
  • Steven C Reising - Colorado State University
  • Joseph L Richards - Caltech
  • Christopher Ruf - University of Michigan
  • Damon S Russell - JPL
  • Lorene A. Samoska - JPL
  • Virendra Sarohia - JPL
  • Michael J Schwartz - JPL
  • Michael Seiffert - JPL
  • Bob Stachnik - JPL
  • Sandy Weinreb - Caltech
  • Michael W Werner - JPL
  • Dan J. Werthimer - University of California, Berkeley
  • Peter N Wilkinson - University of Manchester
  • Dong L Wu - JPL
  • Ghassan Yassin - Oxford University
  • Jonas Zmuidzinas - Caltech

Workshop Presentations

Tony Readhead
Caltech

Overview of Study Program
(.pdf)
(video)

Charles Lawrence
JPL

Overview of Study Program
(.pdf)
(video)

Mark Allen
JPL

High Spectral Resolution Systems for Solar System Exploration at Frequencies up to 600 GHz
(.pdf)
(video)

Clive Dickinson
IPAC

Measuring foregrounds for future CMB experiments
(.pdf)

Sarah Church
Stanford University

Measurements of the CMB and other continuum signals with coherent arrays
(.pdf)
(video)

Paul Goldsmith
JPL

Astronomical spectroscopy at millimeter and sub-millimeter wavelengths
(.pdf)
(video)

Bjorn Lambrigtsen
JPL

Earth Remote Sensing Applications with Microwave Array Spectrometers
(.pdf)
(video)

Andrew Lange
Caltech

Bolometric vs. MMIC arrays for CMB Science
(.pdf)
(video)

Jonas Zmuidzinas
Caltech

Fundamental sensitivity limits for coherent and direct detection
(.pdf)
(video)

State of the Art and Future Possibilities for Receivers - Device/Circuit/MMIC Level

Patty Chang-Chien
Northrop Grumman

3D Integration Using Wafer-level Packaging
(.pdf)

Miro Micovic
HRL Labs

High power W-band GaN MMICs
(.pdf)

Mo Missous
University of Manchester

Metal-semiconductor interfaces: towards quantum limited MMIC performances at sub-millimeter wave frequencies
(.pdf)

Marian Pospieszalski
NRAO

What we know and do not know about cryogenic HEMT’s
(.pdf)

Peter Wilkinson
University of Manchester

European R&D on multi-purpose cameras: the APRICOT programme
(.pdf)

State of the Art and Future Possibilities for Receivers - Module or Multi-Chip Level

Todd Gaier
JPL

MMIC Technology Prospects for Large Arrays
(.pdf)

Chris Groppi
University of Arizona

Supercam: A 64-Beam Heterodyne Array for the 870-micron Atmospheric Window
(.pdf)

Danielle Kettle
University of Manchester

Ka-Band MMIC Radiometer: experiences and future in Radio Astronomy
(.pdf)

Richard Lai
Northrop Grumman

Recent NGST HEMT Device & MMIC Development
(.pdf)

Matt Morgan
NRAO

NRAO MMIC-Based Receiver Developments for the Next Decade of Radio Astronomy
(.pdf)

Sandy Weinreb
Caltech

Prospects in Semiconductors for Focal Plane Arrays
(.pdf)

State of the Art and Future Possibilities for Receivers - Instrument Level

Neal Erickson
slides via
Paul Goldsmith

MMIC Receiver Systems Developed at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst
(.pdf)

Keith Grainge

Technological Requirements for a next generation SZ Imager
(.pdf)

Mike Seiffert
JPL

Primordial Inflation Telescope (PILOT) - a MMIC based polarimeter mission concept for measuring Cosmic Microwave Background Polarization
(.pdf)

Ghassan Yassin
University of Oxford

Novel Technology for Ultra-Sensitive Cosmology Instruments
(.pdf)

State of the Art and Future Possibilities for Digital Back Ends

Larry D'Addario
JPL

Overview of Digital Signal Processing for Imaging and Spectroscopy
(.pdf)

Dave Hawkins
Caltech

FPGA Interfacing and Signal Processing
(.pdf)

Chris Ruf
University of Michigan

Digital Correlators for Spaceborne Earth Remote Sensing: Current Status and Near Term Technology Development
(.pdf)

Dan Werthimer
UC Berkeley

CASPER Collaboration for Digital Backends
(.pdf)