Leaky Lens Based UWB Focal Plane Arrays for Sub-mm Wave Imaging Based on Kinetic Inductance Detectors

Conference: EuCAP 2009 - 3rd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
03/23/2009 - 03/27/2009 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: EuCAP 2009

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Neto, A.; Iacono, A.; Gerini, G. (TNO Defense and Security, Den Haag 2597 AK, The Netherlands)
Baselmans, J. J. A.; Yates, S. J. C.; Baryshev, A.; Hoovers, H. F. C. (Netherlands Institute for Space Research, Sorbonnenlaan 2, Utrecht, The Netherlands)

This work highlights some of the results of a cooperation between TNO and SRON (Space Research Organization Netherlands) which is now going on with renewed efforts since almost two years. A novel strategy for broad band focal plane array design is proposed. Its purpose is to couple the radiation from a Large F/D reflector system to an array of Kinetic Inductance detectors that are being investigated at SRON to be used in Space science missions such as SPICA. To maximize the benefits from using their BW properties one idea is to use Leaky Lens based array elements, as imaging pixels, however other possibilities are also envisaged.