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Characterization of the 530-625 GHz receiver unit for the Jupiter mission JUICE/SWI

Karl Jacob ; Axel Murk ; Hyunjoo Kim ; Peter Sobis (GigaHertz Centrum ; Institutionen för mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap, Terahertz- och millimetervågsteknik ) ; Anders Emrich ; Vladimir Drakinskiy (GigaHertz Centrum ; Institutionen för mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap, Terahertz- och millimetervågsteknik ) ; Jan Stake (Institutionen för mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap, Terahertz- och millimetervågsteknik ; GigaHertz Centrum) ; Alain Maestrini ; Jeanne Treuttel ; Ferhat Tamazouzt ; Bertrand Thomas ; Martin Philipp ; Paul Hartogh
Proceedings of the 36th ESA Antenna Workshop on Antennas and RF Systems for Space Science (2015)
[Konferensbidrag, refereegranskat]

The Submillimetre Wave Instrument (SWI) is being developed for the Jupiter Icy moons Explorer (JUICE) mission of the European Space Agency (ESA). In this paper we give an overview of the 530 GHz to 625 GHz receiver unit of SWI and present the first noise temperature measurements covering the complete receiver bandwidth at room temperature operation. In this context we will point out the difficulties with the highly variable local oscillator power within the bandwith, which needs a careful tuning of the multiplier bias voltages in order to optimize the noise temperature and to avoid damage of the mixers. In addition we show initial results at cold temperature operation. Furthermore we will present a first stability measurement showing the temperature dependence of the receiver gain at room temperature operation.

Nyckelord: JUICE, SWI, SubmillimetreWave Radiometers, Heterodyne Receiver


36th ESA Antenna Workshop, ESA/ESTEC, The Netherlands, 6-9 October 2015.



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