36008471 submission Submission + - DARPA Creates first 0.85 THz Solid State Receiver (paritynews.com) 3 Submitted by hypnosec on Saturday August 04, 2012 @10:57PM hypnosec writes: DARPA, under its THz Electronics program, has designed a solid state receiver capable of THz (terahertz) frequencies thus inching towards the possibilities of transistor-based electronics that will operate at THz frequencies. The newly designed solid state receiver demonstrates a gain of 0.85 THz. This particular milestone is a stepping stone for the next target of 1.03 THz. Because of this achievement a host of DoD electronics capabilities can now be realized. One such application where this can be of use is for a sensor that will operate through clouds under a DARPA program, dubbed, VISAR.