Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

1981

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Abstract

The zero biased common base microwave transistor tuned power amplifier is developed using the unilateral equivalent model. Amplifier design oriented application concepts are developed for the model use and supported by amplifier performance measurements;Transistor amplifier RF to dc conversion efficiency ((eta)) is correlated to reflect the operational parameters of the amplifier. These correlated results provide a new mathematically developed efficiency definition which defines the interactive relationship of frequency, power output level and the collector-to-base capacitance;Improved amplifier operational insight provided by the new efficiency derivation aids the designer in selecting the best available transistor for the design application. Additional insight and design data necessary to obtain specific design performance criteria, i.e., bandwidth, gain, etc., are provided.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-6198

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Edward William Harriott

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI8209125

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

77 pages

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