This will be achieved by exploiting the recent development in GaN technologies, high-efficiency power amplifier design techniques, spatial power combining and active array antenna technologies.
Tthe project will be dealing mostly with the design of a high efficient Ka-band GaN RF front-end. In order to achieve this main goal the project addresses significant challenges in high frequency high powersatellite radio transceivers from several different angles, as follows:
Space qualification of GaN MMIC
New linearization technique
Packaging of GaN MMIC
High-efficiency high-power multi-beam active Tx/Rx antenna
High-efficiency high-linearity PA
Enhanced robustness and functionality of radio transceivers at Ka-band