Direct integration of push-pull amplifier and aperture coupled antenna

Zubir, Farid (2016). Direct integration of push-pull amplifier and aperture coupled antenna. University of Birmingham. Ph.D.

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The work described in this thesis concerns the integration of push-pull class B amplifier and antenna modules. Push-pull class B is well-known with its fruitful advantages of using differential feeding technique, resulting in low distortion, reasonably high efficiency and high output power. Meanwhile, the antenna module in this work is adapted from the aperture-coupled antenna structure due to its degree of freedom to control the variables which provide the best possible topology that could be realised in system on chip or system in package. More generally, the variables allow good coverage of the Smith Chart so that a wide range of odd-mode matching requirements could be met, for different devices and bias condition of a given transistor. The approach also offers additional filtering up to 3rd harmonic in that it comprises identical harmonic traps on both sides of the aperture using resonant stubs to form bandstop filters, which reduce the ripples at the output waveforms, giving them a significant advantage of neat and tight integration of a push-pull transmitting amplifier.

Type of Work: Thesis (Doctorates > Ph.D.)
Award Type: Doctorates > Ph.D.
College/Faculty: Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School or Department: School of Engineering, Department of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering
Funders: None/not applicable
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering


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