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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.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2006.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.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical referenceseng
dc.identifier.merlinb58468225eng
dc.identifier.oclc123550947eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/4458eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/4458
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
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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