4-GHz GaAs FET POWER AMPLIFIER: AN ADVANCE TRANSMITTER FOR SATELLITE DOWN-LINK COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS.

Brian R. Dornan, Walter Slusark, You Sun Wu, Paul F. Pelka, Russell Richard Barton, Herbert J. Wolkstein, Ho Chung Huang

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)472-503
Number of pages32
JournalR.C.A. Review
Volume41
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1980

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Field effect transistors
Power amplifiers
Telecommunication links
Transmitters
Communication systems
Satellites
Bandwidth
Temperature

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Dornan, B. R., Slusark, W., Wu, Y. S., Pelka, P. F., Barton, R. R., Wolkstein, H. J., & Huang, H. C. (1980). 4-GHz GaAs FET POWER AMPLIFIER: AN ADVANCE TRANSMITTER FOR SATELLITE DOWN-LINK COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS. R.C.A. Review, 41(3), 472-503.
Dornan, Brian R. ; Slusark, Walter ; Wu, You Sun ; Pelka, Paul F. ; Barton, Russell Richard ; Wolkstein, Herbert J. ; Huang, Ho Chung. / 4-GHz GaAs FET POWER AMPLIFIER : AN ADVANCE TRANSMITTER FOR SATELLITE DOWN-LINK COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS. In: R.C.A. Review. 1980 ; Vol. 41, No. 3. pp. 472-503.
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