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dc.contributor.advisorO'Connell, Robert M.eng
dc.contributor.authorHuang, Chih-Jung, 1974-eng
dc.date.issued2006eng
dc.date.submitted2006 Summereng
dc.descriptionThe entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file viewed on (April 26, 2007).eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2006.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Chemical engineering.eng
dc.description.abstractNext generation land-based, mobile, phased-array radar systems for battlefield applications must meet constraints on volume, weight, power consumption, and data processing capability that are currently not available. The most inefficient component in a phased array radar system is the final power amplifier in each transmit-receive (TR) module. More recent final power amplifiers for TR modules have been configured in the Class AB or push-pull mode with a theoretical efficiency of 78.5% and an operational efficiency of only 20% at x-band (8-12.5 GHz) frequency. Note that an efficiency of 10% requires ten times the radiated power to be generated and 90% of the delivered energy to be removed as heat. In this dissertation, we present a new scheme of power amplifier, in particular, an opto-electronic (OE) Class AB push-pull microwave power amplifier. With this amplifier, 50.0 % of circuit efficiency and 2.2 Watts of output power can be achieved at X-band (8-12.5 GHz) by utilizing a novel photoconductive semiconductor switch (PCSS) based on intrinsic GaAs instead of the traditional microwave transistors.eng
dc.identifier.merlin.b58468225eng
dc.identifier.oclc123550947eng
dc.identifier.otherHuangC-072806-D5366eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/4458eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.subject.lcshOptoelectronic deviceseng
dc.subject.lcshPower amplifierseng
dc.subject.lcshArray processorseng
dc.titleOpto-electronic class AB microwave power amplifier using photoconductive switch technologyeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineElectrical and computer engineering (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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