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Ka-Band Wideband-Gap Solid-State Power Amplifier: General Architecture Considerations

@inproceedings{Khan2005KaBandWS,
  title={Ka-Band Wideband-Gap Solid-State Power Amplifier: General Architecture Considerations},
  author={P. Khan and L. Epp and A. Silva},
  year={2005}
}
  • P. Khan, L. Epp, A. Silva
  • Published 2005
  • Engineering
  • Motivated by recent advances in wideband-gap (WBG) gallium nitride (GaN) semiconductor technology, there is considerable interest in developing efficient solidstate power amplifiers (SSPAs) as an alternative to the traveling-wave tube amplifier (TWTA) for space applications. This article documents the general architecture considerations pertinent to developing SSPA architectures that can enable a 120-W, 40 percent power-added efficiency (PAE) SSPA at 31 to 36 GHz. This article develops an… CONTINUE READING
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