31 Jul '12, 5pm

You can’t peer through clouds without serious electronics. DARPA closes in on THz electronics

You can’t peer through clouds without serious electronics. DARPA closes in on THz electronics

DARPA Clears Path for Advanced Communications, Sensors July 31, 2012 DARPA researchers have created the world’s first solid state receiver to demonstrate gain at 0.85 terahertz (THz). This is the latest breakthrough in the DARPA THz Electronics program in its quest for transistor-based electronics that will enable electronic capabilities at THz frequencies. This represents progress toward the second major technical milestone on the way to 1.03 THz integrated circuits. Previous milestones included demonstrations at 0.67 THz. Operating at these high frequencies enables a host of DoD electronics capabilities such as advanced communication and sensor systems. “Realizing circuits at 0.85 THz is a remarkable achievement for the program and is the latest success from a long-term investment in frequency-scaled RF transistors,” explained John Albrecht , DARPA program manager. “The ...

Full article: http://www.darpa.mil/NewsEvents/Releases/2012/07/31.aspx

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