This paper presents the first step towards the realization of a solid state high power amplifier (SSPA) for Galileo, the European Global Navigation Satellite System. The idea is to have a reliable and performing power amplifier capable to replace the current solution based on the adoption of a Travelling Wave Tube Amplifier (TWTA) at a lower mass, weight and higher efficiency. Preliminary prototypes have been designed, realized and tested, using the GH50-10 GaN technology, provided by United Monolithic Semiconductor foundry. Experimental results (in continuous wave operating mode) have shown efficiency and output power levels higher than 60% and 80W respectively, at 1575.42MHz (Galileo E1 band).

Giofre', R., Colantonio, P., Cipriani, E., Danieli, R., Giannini, F., Gonzalez, L., et al. (2015). Evaluation of GaN technology for Galileo Satellite System. ??????? it.cilea.surplus.oa.citation.tipologie.CitationProceedings.prensentedAt ??????? International Symposium on Microwave and Optical Technology, ISMOT 2015, Dresden, Germany.

Evaluation of GaN technology for Galileo Satellite System

GIOFRE', ROCCO;COLANTONIO, PAOLO;GIANNINI, FRANCO;
2015-07-01

Abstract

This paper presents the first step towards the realization of a solid state high power amplifier (SSPA) for Galileo, the European Global Navigation Satellite System. The idea is to have a reliable and performing power amplifier capable to replace the current solution based on the adoption of a Travelling Wave Tube Amplifier (TWTA) at a lower mass, weight and higher efficiency. Preliminary prototypes have been designed, realized and tested, using the GH50-10 GaN technology, provided by United Monolithic Semiconductor foundry. Experimental results (in continuous wave operating mode) have shown efficiency and output power levels higher than 60% and 80W respectively, at 1575.42MHz (Galileo E1 band).
International Symposium on Microwave and Optical Technology, ISMOT 2015
Dresden, Germany
2015
Rilevanza internazionale
contributo
Settore ING-INF/01 - Elettronica
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Giofre', R., Colantonio, P., Cipriani, E., Danieli, R., Giannini, F., Gonzalez, L., et al. (2015). Evaluation of GaN technology for Galileo Satellite System. ??????? it.cilea.surplus.oa.citation.tipologie.CitationProceedings.prensentedAt ??????? International Symposium on Microwave and Optical Technology, ISMOT 2015, Dresden, Germany.
Giofre', R; Colantonio, P; Cipriani, E; Danieli, R; Giannini, F; Gonzalez, L; De Arriba, F; Cabria, L; Baglieri, D
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