A 2-18GHz ESM Receiver Front-End

  title={A 2-18GHz ESM Receiver Front-End},
  author={L. Devlin and G. A. Pearson and A. W. Dearn and P.D.L. Beasley and G. Morgan},
  journal={2002 32nd European Microwave Conference},
This paper describes the design and evaluation of a dual channel 2-18GHz front-end module for Electronic Support Measures (ESM) applications. The module converts signals anywhere in the 2-18GHz frequency band to an IF suitable for digitisation. It includes limiting, filtering and amplification. The frequency conversion is realised by an intermediate transition to a frequency around 22-23GHz. The module contains 12 GaAs MMICs including 5 different designs 4 of which are full custom parts. It… CONTINUE READING