The results of a program to develop a space-qualified solid-power amplifier are presented. The 8. 5 watt amplifier is designed to operate with an instantaneous bandwidth of 200 MHz in the 3. 7-4. 2 GHz band. The amplifier is designed to withstand the rigors of launch and to provide a useful life of 10 years in the space environment. It provides an operating gain of 55 dB with a dc-to-rf efficiency of 33%. It is fully compensated over the temperature range of minus 5 to plus 40 degree C.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||32|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 1980|
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