Communication satellite power amplifiers: current and future SSPA and TWTA technologies

@article{Lohmeyer2016CommunicationSP,
  title={Communication satellite power amplifiers: current and future SSPA and TWTA technologies},
  author={Whitney Q. Lohmeyer and Raichelle J. Aniceto and Kerri L. Cahoy},
  journal={Int. J. Satellite Communications Networking},
  year={2016},
  volume={34},
  pages={95-113}
}
Summary This study captures the state of current satellite transponder technology, specifically, solid-state power amplifiers (SSPAs) and traveling wave tube amplifiers (TWTAs), and describes expected future advances, including GaN SSPAs. The findings of five previous SSPA and TWTA studies, including the 1991 European Space and Technology Center study, the 1993 National Aeronautics and Space Administration study, and three Boeing studies conducted in 2005, 2008, and 2013, are tabulated and… CONTINUE READING

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