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High-efficiency switching power amplifiers for P, L, S, and X Band
Author(s): Jarred Lawler; Justin Wells; Sal Mendez; Tim Wurth
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Paper Abstract

To meet the demands for higher efficiency and size, weight, power, and cost (SWaP-C), a high efficiency Power Amplifier (PA) design is discussed. The primary focus is on Class F and Inverse Class F PAs for increased efficiency in P, L, S, and X band applications. By incorporating innovative matching techniques at the second and third harmonics and including fast voltage switching circuits, efficiencies over 80% are achievable at a peak output power greater than 25 Watts. These technologies allow for a reduction in battery size and cooling requirements, while achieving state-of-the-art efficiencies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 May 2013
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 8714, Radar Sensor Technology XVII, 87140V (31 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2016172
Show Author Affiliations
Jarred Lawler, NuWaves Engineering (United States)
Justin Wells, NuWaves Engineering (United States)
Sal Mendez, NuWaves Engineering (United States)
Tim Wurth, NuWaves Engineering (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8714:
Radar Sensor Technology XVII
Kenneth I. Ranney; Armin Doerry, Editor(s)

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