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Title: Behavioural model analysis of active harmonic load-pull measurements
Author: Woodington, Simon Philip
ISNI:       0000 0004 2731 9871
Awarding Body: Cardiff University
Current Institution: Cardiff University
Date of Award: 2011
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In this thesis, an investigation of the use of the poly-harmonic distortion model and related techniques is conducted, and applied to model fundamental and harmonic load-pull. Contained within the thesis is a detailed review of the development of the poly-harmonic distortion model and related methods. This thesis shows that although the poly-harmonic distortion model improves on the prediction of fundamental load-pull, over Hot-S-Parameters it still has a limited range of application. To address this observation, higher order models have been investigated along with Fourier methods allowing rapid extraction of the behavioral models. These methods allow conclusions to be drawn on the accuracy of the extracted models, by the direct observation of the magnitudes of the model coefficients. The thesis is concluded with the presentation of the results from third party, using a model extracted using the methods discussed in this thesis. The Model is of a 0.5W GaAs pHEMT at 9 GHz and is used within the design of a Class-J MMIC amplifier.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering