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Search Publications by: Richard Chamberlin (Ctr)

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On-Wafer Vector-Network-Analyzer Measurements at mK Temperatures

January 11, 2023
Elyse McEntee Wei, Richard Chamberlin, Nate Kilmer, Joshua Kast, Jake A. Connors, Dylan Williams
We describe a system for performing on-wafer vector-network-analyzer measurements from 100 MHz to 15 GHz at mK temperatures (i.e., less than 20 mK). We first demonstrate a camera-less probe positioning system and calibrate this system at 4.4 K. We then use

A 110 GHz Comb Generator in a 250 nm InP HBT Technology

April 18, 2022
Jerome Cheron, Dylan Williams, Richard Chamberlin, Miguel Urteaga, Paul D. Hale, Rob Jones, Ari Feldman
We report a monolithic microwave integrated-circuit (MMIC) comb generator capable of producing a repetitive narrow pulse (7.1 ps pulse duration) with sharp edges (4.2 ps falling time). The circuit is designed in a 250 nm Indium Phosphide (InP)

High-Gain 500-GHz InP HBT Power Amplifiers

January 31, 2022
Jerome Cheron, Rob Jones, Richard Chamberlin, Dylan Williams, Miguel Urteaga, Kassi Smith, Nick Jungwirth, Bryan Bosworth, Chris Long, Nate Orloff, Peter Aaen, Ari Feldman
We report two terahertz monolithic integrated circuit (TMIC) amplifiers operating at 500 GHz. The 6-stage single-ended power amplifiers use Teledyne's 130 nm indium-phosphide double heterojunction bipolar transistors in a common-base configuration. The

Collector Series-Resistor to Stabilize a Broadband 400 GHz Common-Base Amplifier

October 14, 2021
Jerome Cheron, Dylan Williams, Richard Chamberlin, Miguel Urteaga, Kassi Smith, Nick Jungwirth, Bryan Bosworth, Chris Long, Nate Orloff, Ari Feldman
The indium phosphide (InP) 130 nm double-heterojunction bipolar transistor (DHBT) offers milliwatts of output power and high signal amplification in the lower end of the terahertz frequency band when the transistor is used in a common-base configuration

On-Wafer Metrology of a Transmission Line Integrated Terahertz Source

May 10, 2020
Kassiopeia A. Smith, Bryan T. Bosworth, Nicholas R. Jungwirth, Jerome G. Cheron, Nathan D. Orloff, Christian J. Long, Dylan F. Williams, Richard A. Chamberlin, Franklyn J. Quinlan, Tara M. Fortier, Ari D. Feldman
A combination of on-wafer metrology and high-frequency network analysis was implemented to measure the response of transmission-line integrated Er-GaAs and InGaAs photomixers up to 1 THz to support the telecommunication and electronics industry.

Microwave Modeling and Characterization of Superconductive Circuits for Quantum Voltage Standard Applications at 4 Kelvin

February 10, 2020
Alirio De Jesus Soares Boaventura, Dylan F. Williams, Richard A. Chamberlin, Jerome G. Cheron, Anna E. Fox, Paul D. Dresselhaus, Peter F. Hopkins, Ian W. Haygood, Samuel P. Benz
We developed a cryogenic multiline thru-reflect-line (TRL) calibration kit for microwave characterizing of superconductive circuits used in the Josephson arbitrary waveform synthesizer of the national institute of standards and technology (NIST). We also

DARPA Organic Interconnect Characterization

January 27, 2020
Dylan Williams, Richard Chamberlin, Jerome Cheron, Sam Chitwood, Ken Willis, Brad Butler, Farhang Yazdani
We report on a study of interconnects fabricated on organic and silicon interposers used to connect state-of-the art digital, analog and RF chiplets commissioned by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The interconnects were

Optimal Series Resistors for On-Wafer Calibrations

November 8, 2019
Jasper A. Drisko, Richard A. Chamberlin, James C. Booth, Nathan D. Orloff, Christian J. Long
The series resistor is a common on-wafer device typically used in the series-resistor calibration and for estimating the capacitance per unit length of coplanar waveguide transmission lines. While much work has been done using series resistors, this paper

Propagation of Compact-Modeling Measurement Uncertainty to 220 GHz Power-Amplifier Designs

November 5, 2018
Jerome Cheron, Dylan Williams, Konstanty Lukasik, Richard Chamberlin, Benjamin Jamroz, Erich N. Grossman, Wojciech Wiatr, Dominique Schreurs
We studied the impact of measurement uncertainties in a HBT model and their consequences on the electrical performance under large signal conditions at 9 GHz. Then we use the model with uncertainties to verify the ability of our model to accurately predict

Measurement and Modeling of Heterogeneous Chip-Scale Interconnections

October 22, 2018
Richard A. Chamberlin, Dylan F. Williams
We present precision scattering-parameter measurements of chip-to-chip connections in heterogeneous integrated circuits: indium phosphide or gallium nitride “chiplets” mounted on SiCMOS carrier chips. We demonstrate methodology, experimental results, and

On-Wafer Transistor Characterization to 750 GHz -the approach, results, and pitfalls

October 14, 2018
Dylan Williams, Jerome Cheron, Ben Jamroz, Richard Chamberlin
We review approaches developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology for on-wafer transistor characterization and model extraction at sub-millimeter-wave wavelengths, and compare them to more common approaches developed for use at lower

Impact of Phase Calibration on EVM Measurement Quality

June 14, 2018
Diogo Ribeiro, Dylan Williams, Richard Chamberlin, Nuno B. Carvalho
In this paper, the calibrated measurement of wideband modulated signals by mixer-based large-signal network analyzers (LSNAs) will be evaluated, with a focus on the impact of the phase calibration in the measured error vector magnitude (EVM). The

Qualitative Multidimensional Calibration Comparison

January 15, 2018
Aric W. Sanders, Ronald A. Ginley, Christian J. Long, Jasper A. Drisko, Nathan D. Orloff, Richard A. Chamberlin
We present a technique for the visual comparison of any two vector network analyzer calibrations. This method visualizes the comparative action of the calibrations for multiple complex scattering parameters relative to the calibrated measurement plane

Submillimeter Wavelength Scattering from Random Rough Surfaces

August 9, 2017
Erich N. Grossman, Richard A. Chamberlin, David R. Novotny, Joshua A. Gordon, Nina P. Basta
We describe bistatic scattering measurements on eight reference targets constructed from Al 2O 3 grit of various sizes embedded in an absorptive epoxy matrix. These samples' surface topographies were measured using focus-variation microscopy, and their

Measurement Challenges for 5G and Beyond

July 14, 2017
Catherine A. Remley, Jeffrey A. Jargon, Joshua A. Gordon, Alexandra E. Curtin, David R. Novotny, Christopher L. Holloway, Robert D. Horansky, Michael S. Allman, Jeanne T. Quimby, Camillo A. Gentile, Peter B. Papazian, Ruoyu Sun, Damir Senic, Jelena Senic, Matthew T. Simons, Maria G. Becker, Dylan F. Williams, Richard A. Chamberlin, Jerome G. Cheron, Ari D. Feldman, Paul D. Hale, Mohit S. Mujumdar, Nada T. Golmie
National Metrology Institutes (NMIs) around the world are charged with supporting industry through improved measurement science and by providing a traceability path to fundamental physical standards. Mobile wireless communications have become a ubiquitous

Model Verification with Measurement Uncertainty

November 1, 2016
Dylan F. Williams, Richard A. Chamberlin, Jerome G. Cheron, Wei Zhao, Urteaga Miguel
We verify a model for state-of-the-art 250 nm heterojunction bipolar transistors with large-signal measurements. We demonstrate the propagation of correlated measurement uncertainties through the model-extraction and verification process, and use them to

The Role of Measurement Uncertainty in Achieving First-Pass Design Success

October 22, 2016
Dylan Williams, Richard Chamberlin, Wei Zhao, Jerome Cheron, Urteaga Miguel
We investigate the role of measurement uncertainty in achieving first-pass design success at microwave frequencies. We develop a model for state-of-the-art 250 nm heterojunction bipolar transistors, and demonstrate the propagation of correlated measurement

Verification of a Foundry-Developed Transistor Model with Measurement Uncertainty

May 26, 2016
Dylan Williams, Richard Chamberlin, Wei Zhao, Jerome Cheron, Urteaga Miguel
We verify a foundry model for state-of-the-art 250 nm heterojunction bipolar transistors with large-signal measurements. We demonstrate the propagation of correlated measurement uncertainties through the verification process, and use them to quantify the

650 GHz bistatic scattering measurements on human skin

June 9, 2014
Richard A. Chamberlin, Natalie P. Mujica-Schwahn, Erich N. Grossman
Many groups are developing submillimeter cameras that will be used to screen human subjects for improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and other threat items hidden beneath their clothing. To interpret submillimeter camera images the scattering properties

Terahertz Active and Passive Imaging

April 11, 2014
Erich N. Grossman, Joshua A. Gordon, David R. Novotny, Richard A. Chamberlin
We describe the results of bistatic scattering measurements covering 325-650 GHz on a series of wellcharacterized random rough test surfaces. These have implications for active THz imagers that use coherent sources for illumination. The mean scattered

The winter time South Pole tropospheric water vapor column: Comparisons of radiosonde and recent terahertz radiometry, use of the saturated column as a proxy measurement; and inference of decadal trends

July 7, 2012
Richard A. Chamberlin, Erich N. Grossman
We use a fifty year record of winter time radiosonde observations at the South Pole to estimate the precipitable water vapor column (PWV) over the entire period. Humidity data from older radiosondes is of limited reliability; however, we think an