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We present a 16-element hybrid grid amplifier with improved heat sinking. This is a higher-power version of a previously reported reflection grid amplifier. The grid uses custom-made differential-pair chips with TRW InP Hetero-junction Bipolar Transistors (HBTs) as the active devices. We measure a peak gain of 15 dB at 8.4 GHz. Measured gain is consistent(More)
We present a 16-element hybrid grid amplifier. This is the first successful grid amplifier to use a reflection architecture, which should provide thermal performance superior to transmission grids. The grid uses custom-made differential-pair chips with TRW InP Heterojunction Bipolar Transistors (HBTs) as the active devices. We measure a peak gain of 15 dB(More)
—We report a simple theory for the reduction of sub-strate modes in quasi-optical power-combining arrays. This qualitative theory predicts that detrimental substrate-mode effects can be greatly reduced through a judicious choice of the array unit cell size. Experimental evidence from quasi-optical tripler grids is presented to confirm the theory. Measured(More)
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