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Development of highly maintainable and reliable RF transceiver for satellite base stations

Development of highly maintainable and reliable RF transceiver for satellite base stations

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Maintainability and reliability are required to sustainably operate a satellite communication system. This chapter presents highly maintainable and reliable radio frequency (RF) transceiver structures for satellite base stations. We have developed two types of RF transceivers: one with a C-band gallium nitride (GaN) solid-state power amplifier (SSPA) and one with an output control manager of two Ku-band traveling wave tube amplifiers (TWTAs). We show the structures and evaluate the performances of the RF transceivers.

Chapter Contents:

  • 32.1 Introduction
  • 32.2 Basic configuration of RF transceiver
  • 32.3 C-band amplifier for remote island satellite communications
  • 32.4 Ku-band amplifier for disaster-relief satellite communications
  • 32.5 Performance evaluation
  • 32.6 Conclusions
  • References

Inspec keywords: power amplifiers; gallium compounds; telecommunication network reliability; wide band gap semiconductors; satellite communication; III-V semiconductors; radio transceivers; travelling wave tubes

Other keywords: GaN; satellite communication system; C-band SSPA; TWTA; maintainable RF transceiver reliability; C-band solid-state power amplifier; C-band gallium nitride solid-state power amplifier; Ku-band traveling wave tube amplifiers; reliable radio frequency transceiver structure; satellite base stations

Subjects: Reliability; Amplifiers; Travelling wave tubes; Satellite communication systems

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