Modified Doherty Transmit Architecture Employing Digital Signal Synthesis for Wideband RF Communication

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$106,090.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
0944995
Award Id:
98821
Agency Tracking Number:
0944995
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
IC4
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
175 CLEARBROOK RD, ELMSFORD, NY, 10523
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
103734869
Principal Investigator:
DeepnarayanGupta
DSc
(914) 592-1190
gupta@hypres.com
Business Contact:
DeepnarayanGupta
DSc
(914) 592-1190
gupta@hypres.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project proposes to demonstrate a Radio Frequency (RF) transmitter capable of groundbreaking performance for wireless infrastructure applications. Significant performance gains are expected from three main innovations in this highly-digital transmitter. First, building on the Doherty Power Amplifier (PA), a unique method of optimal digital synthesis of the RF drive signals is proposed; no analog upconversion, power-split and phase adjustment are needed. Digital signals drive a Doherty PA with modified bias, achieving higher efficiency than conventional designs. Second, efficiency and linearity are further improved over wide bandwidth (BW) by predistorting the digitized RF waveform directly. Third, a modular PA implementation is introduced, which is adaptively reconfigured to optimize the overall power efficiency with varying load. The design goals of the proposed work are: wide BW (100MHz), widely programmable carrier frequency (2.3-2.8GHz), high linearity (better than -65dBc), high output power (200W) and excellent average efficiency (>60% at 10dB backoff). Analysis comparing the proposed PA to a conventional design shows average efficiency improvements of over 10% for maximum average power and up to 100% for 6dB backed off average power; the output power and average power gain are enhanced by 11% and 4

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