State of the art instruments for astro-physis in the millimeter and submillimeter domain adopt cryogenic front-ends. Temperatures in the range 4-20 K are necessary to almost nullify the thermal noise from lossy passive components and operate low noise amplifiers in their proper regime. Extremely high accuracy in the control of systemat-ics is an unavoidable step towards the realization of ultra high sensitive instrumentation. For this reason a corresponding precision must be used in the characterization of the cryogenic front-end key components like feed horns, phase shifters, orthomode transducers and amplifiers. In this contribution we give a detailed description of the cryogenic set-up we have realized in our microwave lab to characterize at ultra low temperature (4K) by means of a VNA both active and passive devices.

Zannoni, M., Gervasi, M., Bau', A., Passerini, A. (2013). A cryogenic set-up for accurate characterization of microwave components for astrophysics. In Proceedings of the 2013 International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications, ICEAA 2013 (pp.113-116). IEEE [10.1109/ICEAA.2013.6632200].

A cryogenic set-up for accurate characterization of microwave components for astrophysics

ZANNONI, MARIO
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GERVASI, MASSIMO
Secondo
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BAU', ALESSANDRO;PASSERINI, ANDREA
2013

Abstract

State of the art instruments for astro-physis in the millimeter and submillimeter domain adopt cryogenic front-ends. Temperatures in the range 4-20 K are necessary to almost nullify the thermal noise from lossy passive components and operate low noise amplifiers in their proper regime. Extremely high accuracy in the control of systemat-ics is an unavoidable step towards the realization of ultra high sensitive instrumentation. For this reason a corresponding precision must be used in the characterization of the cryogenic front-end key components like feed horns, phase shifters, orthomode transducers and amplifiers. In this contribution we give a detailed description of the cryogenic set-up we have realized in our microwave lab to characterize at ultra low temperature (4K) by means of a VNA both active and passive devices.
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Active and passive device; Feed horns; Microwave components; Ortho-mode transducers; State of the art; Submillimeters; Ultra low temperatures
English
Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications (ICEAA), 2013 International Conference on
978-146735707-4
Zannoni, M., Gervasi, M., Bau', A., Passerini, A. (2013). A cryogenic set-up for accurate characterization of microwave components for astrophysics. In Proceedings of the 2013 International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications, ICEAA 2013 (pp.113-116). IEEE [10.1109/ICEAA.2013.6632200].
Zannoni, M; Gervasi, M; Bau', A; Passerini, A
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