X-Band Solid State Module.
Semiannual technical rept. no. 1, 30 Sep 76-31 Mar 77,
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INC DALLAS CENTRAL RESEARCH LABS
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This interim report covers the first six months of an eighteen-month program to develop an X-band solid state amplifier. The amplifier is the critical component of an all solid state transceiver module for use in active element, airborne, phased array radars. The performance goals are an output power of 5 W with 25 dB gain over the 9 to 10 GHz frequency band with an efficiency greater than or equal to 20 under pulsed conditions. Two approaches are being pursued to meet these goals an all GaAs FET amplifier and an FETRead diode hybrid amplifier. At the completion of the program, two amplifiers of each type will be delivered. The effort during this period was concentrated on GaAs FET development and the development of a three-stage FET driver amplifier. The driver amplifier will be used in both amplifier approaches. A three-stage driver amplifier breadboard has been completed that delivers 1.3 W with 19 dB gain and 20 efficiency over the 9 to 10 GHz frequency range. Author
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