A microwave front-end refers the components in the receiver that process the signal at the original incoming frequency. This highly practical resource offers an in-depth understanding of microwave front end integration and how it is applied in the avionics field. Engineers find detailed guidance on circuit integration, including coverage of component miniaturization, hybrid and monolithic integrated circuits, and 3D design. The book addresses system integration with discussions on the combination of different avionic systems, single antenna design, top/bottom front end combination, and integration of passive and active antenna modules. This first-of-its-kind volume features unique material on novel structures of avionics front-ends and new strategies for microwave front-end design. Supported with nearly 200 illustrations and more than 160 equations, this book is a valuable professional reference and also serves well as a postgraduate textbook.
Leo G. Maloratsky currently works for Aerospace Electronics Co. Previously, he was a staff engineer at Allied Signal, a principle engineer at Rockwell Collins, and an assistant professor at the Moscow Institute or Radioelectronics. He is the author of four monographs, one text book, and over 50 articles. He also holds over 20 patents. He received is M.S. in electrical engineering from the Moscow Aviation Institute and his Ph.D. from the Moscow Institute of Communications.
Introduction.; Avionics Microwave Front-End Specification.; Characteristics of Planar Transmission Lines.; Design and Fabrication Technology.; Distributed and Lumped Elements.; Passive Devices.; Diode Control Devices.; Duplexers.; Low Noise Amplifiers.; Mixers.; Microwave Front-End of Different Avionics Systems.; Integrated Multichannel Microwave Front-End.; Passive and Active Antenna Modules.; Self Test and Calibration of Avionics Front-End.; Appendix.; Avionics Front-End Acronyms.