Accession Number : ADD011334

Title :   Dual-Gate MESFET Variable Gain Constant Output Power Amplifier.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Kumar,M

Report Date : 26 Jun 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A variable-gain, constant output power amplifier which generates an output rf signal of constant power level in response to an input rf signal of varying power level. The amplifier gain is preadjusted by a plurality of feed-forward automatic-gain-control circuits to provide the constant output power. The amplifier comprises five dual-gate MESFET signal-amplifying stages. The first and last stages do not have built-in automatic-gain-control. The first stage is provided for preamplification prior to sampling the input signal, and the last stage is provided for setting the level of the output power externally. The signal at the input of each of the middle three stages is sampled through a coupler and detected and processed at video frequencies to dynamically preadjust the gain of the next signal-amplifying stage. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Power amplifiers, *Transistor amplifiers, *Field effect transistors, Video signals, Preamplifiers, Power levels, Radiofrequency, Frequency response, Constants, Sampling, Amplifiers, Input, Signals, Couplers, Frequency, Power, gain

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE