High Efficiency Microwave Power Amplifier : From the Lab to Industry

@inproceedings{Sims2002HighEM,
  title={High Efficiency Microwave Power Amplifier : From the Lab to Industry},
  author={Dr. William Herbert Sims},
  year={2002}
}
  • Dr. William Herbert Sims
  • Published 2002
Since the beginnings of space travel, various microwave power amplifier designs have been employed. These included Class-A, -B, and -C bias arrangements. However, shared limitation of these topologies is the inherent high total consumption of input power associated with the generation of RF/microwave power. The power amplifier has always been the largest drain for the limited available power on the spacecraft. Typically, the conversion efficiency of a microwave power amplifier is 10 to 20… CONTINUE READING