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dc.contributor.authorLee, C. C.
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, P. E.
dc.contributor.authorLi, P. W.
dc.contributor.authorPidhayny, D. D.
dc.contributor.authorEmanuel, D. A.
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-09T17:35:35Z
dc.date.available2016-06-09T17:35:35Z
dc.date.issued1983-10
dc.identifier.issn0884-5123
dc.identifier.issn0074-9079
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/612414
dc.descriptionInternational Telemetering Conference Proceedings / October 24-27, 1983 / Sheraton-Harbor Island Hotel and Convention Center, San Diego, Californiaen_US
dc.description.abstractTransmitters currently being used throughout the Satellite Space Ground Link System (SGLS) network are TWTA types installed in the late 1960’s. These systems are approaching the limit of their life expectancy and are contracting high maintenance and operating costs. The major disadvantages of these devices are the long lead time for procurement or repair, limited life time, and single point catastrophic failure. A definite need now exists to examine alternative approaches to implement a more reliable and low life-cycle cost system to replace TWTs. Currently, solid-state power transistors and low loss power combining technology have reached a stage where S-band CW transmitters of several kilowatt power are possible. This paper presents the results of an extensive technology survey made to determine: (1) the state-of-the-art of solid-state RF power devices operating in the lower S-band frequency region, (2) the current power-combining technology for developing medium/high power solid-state transmitters, and (3) conceptual design approaches for a 2 kW, S-band solid-state transmitter aimed at replacing the existing transmitter for SGLS application.
dc.description.sponsorshipInternational Foundation for Telemeteringen
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherInternational Foundation for Telemeteringen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.telemetry.org/en
dc.rightsCopyright © International Foundation for Telemeteringen
dc.titleHIGH POWER S-BAND SOLID-STATE TRANSMITTER TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENTen_US
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dc.typeProceedingsen
dc.contributor.departmentTHE AEROSPACE CORPORATIONen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Telemetering Conference Proceedingsen
dc.description.collectioninformationProceedings from the International Telemetering Conference are made available by the International Foundation for Telemetering and the University of Arizona Libraries. Visit http://www.telemetry.org/index.php/contact-us if you have questions about items in this collection.en
refterms.dateFOA2018-08-15T07:53:35Z
html.description.abstractTransmitters currently being used throughout the Satellite Space Ground Link System (SGLS) network are TWTA types installed in the late 1960’s. These systems are approaching the limit of their life expectancy and are contracting high maintenance and operating costs. The major disadvantages of these devices are the long lead time for procurement or repair, limited life time, and single point catastrophic failure. A definite need now exists to examine alternative approaches to implement a more reliable and low life-cycle cost system to replace TWTs. Currently, solid-state power transistors and low loss power combining technology have reached a stage where S-band CW transmitters of several kilowatt power are possible. This paper presents the results of an extensive technology survey made to determine: (1) the state-of-the-art of solid-state RF power devices operating in the lower S-band frequency region, (2) the current power-combining technology for developing medium/high power solid-state transmitters, and (3) conceptual design approaches for a 2 kW, S-band solid-state transmitter aimed at replacing the existing transmitter for SGLS application.


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