WO2004040406A3 - Estimating the operating point on a nonlinear traveling wave tube amplifier - Google Patents

Estimating the operating point on a nonlinear traveling wave tube amplifier Download PDF

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WO2004040406A3
WO2004040406A3 PCT/US2003/033130 US0333130W WO2004040406A3 WO 2004040406 A3 WO2004040406 A3 WO 2004040406A3 US 0333130 W US0333130 W US 0333130W WO 2004040406 A3 WO2004040406 A3 WO 2004040406A3
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operating point
twta
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Ernest C Chen
Shamik Maitra
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Directv Group Inc
Ernest C Chen
Shamik Maitra
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    • HELECTRICITY
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    • H04B7/00Radio transmission systems, i.e. using radiation field
    • H04B7/14Relay systems
    • H04B7/15Active relay systems
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    • H04B7/1851Systems using a satellite or space-based relay
    • H04B7/18515Transmission equipment in satellites or space-based relays

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A method, apparatus, article of manufacture, and a memory structure provide the ability to determine an input operating point and an output operating point on a non-linear traveling wave tube amplifier (TWTA). The non-linearity of the TWTA is measured (1302). An input roots mean-square (RMS) value of an input signal used to measure the non-linearity of the TWTA is computed (1304). The RMS value identifies an input operating point of the measured non-linearity of the TWTA. Lastly, an output operating point is obtained (1306).
PCT/US2003/033130 2001-04-27 2003-10-17 Estimating the operating point on a nonlinear traveling wave tube amplifier WO2004040406A3 (en)

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US09844401 US7209524B2 (en) 2001-04-27 2001-04-27 Layered modulation for digital signals
US10165710 US7778365B2 (en) 2001-04-27 2002-06-07 Satellite TWTA on-line non-linearity measurement
US42128902 true 2002-10-25 2002-10-25
US60/421,289 2002-10-25
US51036803 true 2003-10-10 2003-10-10
US60/510,368 2003-10-10

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US10532509 US7230480B2 (en) 2002-10-25 2003-10-17 Estimating the operating point on a non-linear traveling wave tube amplifier
AU2003286494A AU2003286494A8 (en) 2002-10-25 2003-10-17 Estimating the operating point on a nonlinear traveling wave tube amplifier
CA 2503532 CA2503532C (en) 2002-10-25 2003-10-17 Estimating the operating point on a nonlinear traveling wave tube amplifier
AT03777694T AT461553T (en) 2002-10-25 2003-10-17 Estimate of the operating point of a non-linear propagation wave stir amplifier
EP20030777694 EP1563601B1 (en) 2002-10-25 2003-10-17 Estimating the operating point on a nonlinear traveling wave tube amplifier
DE2003631766 DE60331766D1 (en) 2002-10-25 2003-10-17 Estimate of the operating point of a non-linear propagation wave stir amplifier
US10961579 US7502429B2 (en) 2003-10-10 2004-10-08 Equalization for traveling wave tube amplifier nonlinearity measurements
US10962346 US7502430B2 (en) 2001-04-27 2004-10-08 Coherent averaging for measuring traveling wave tube amplifier nonlinearity
NO20052484A NO336363B1 (en) 2002-10-25 2005-05-24 A method and apparatus for estimating a non-linear traveling wave tube operating point.

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US10962346 Continuation-In-Part US7502430B2 (en) 2001-04-27 2004-10-08 Coherent averaging for measuring traveling wave tube amplifier nonlinearity

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