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Titolo12 W X-band MMIC HPA and Driver Amplifiers in InGaP-GaAs HBT Technology for Space SAR T/R Modules
Anno di pubblicazione2012
  • Elettronico
  • Cartaceo
Autore/iC. Florian, R.P. Paganelli, J.A. Lonac
Affiliazioni autoriDepartment of Electronics, Computer Sciences and Systems (DEIS), University of Bologna, Bologna 40136, Italy MEC srl, 40127 Bologna, Italy
Autori CNR e affiliazioni
  • inglese
AbstractThe chip-set for the transmitting power lineup of satellite SAR antenna T/R modules has been designed and implemented exploiting a 2- ?m GaInP-GaAs heterojunction bipolar transistor (HBT) technology suitable for space applications. The HBT technology features an integrated emitter ballast resistor that enables high-power density operation without suffering thermal runaway phenomena. Two monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) driver amplifiers and a MMIC HPA are described: the drivers exhibit small-signal gains exceeding 21 dB and P1 dB output power of about 28 and 29 dBm, respectively, in a 2-GHz bandwidth and CW condition. The HPA delivers more than 40-dBm power at about 2.5-dB gain compression and power-added efficiency (PAE) exceeding 36% in a 700-MHz bandwidth in pulsed operation. Its peak performance at the center of the band are 40.9-dBm output power and 45% PAE. These performance are obtained within tight de-rating conditions for space applications.
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Pagine da1805
Pagine a1816
Pagine totali10
RivistaIEEE transactions on microwave theory and techniques
Attiva dal 1963
Editore: Professional Technical Group on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, - New York, N.Y.
Paese di pubblicazione: Stati Uniti d'America
Lingua: inglese
ISSN: 0018-9480
Titolo chiave: IEEE transactions on microwave theory and techniques
Titolo proprio: IEEE transactions on microwave theory and techniques.
Titolo abbreviato: IEEE trans. microwave theor. tech.
Titoli alternativi:
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers transactions on microwave theory and techniques
  • I.E.E.E. transactions on microwave theory and techniques
  • Transactions on microwave theory and techniques
  • Microwave theory and techniques
Numero volume della rivista60
Fascicolo della rivista6
Verificato da refereeSì: Internazionale
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  • INSPEC (Codice:12761159)
  • ISI Web of Science (WOS) (Codice:000304859000006)
  • Scopus (Codice:2-s2.0-84861794041)
Parole chiaveHBT, MMIC HPA, SAR, T/R module, X-band
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Strutture CNR
  • IEIIT — Istituto di elettronica e di ingegneria dell'informazione e delle telecomunicazioni
Moduli CNR
    Progetti Europei-
    • HBT HPA 12Watt