Problem Solving 101 with Howard Hausman – Speeding the Design of Solid State Power Amplifiers (SSPA)

At Artech House, we ask our authors what problems their books can help readers solve. In this series, we share what our authors aim to do in their writing. Read on to find out what Howard Hausman, who wrote Microwave Power Amplifier Design with MMIC Modules had to say:

What are some problems your book can help readers solve?

  • Speed the design of Solid State Power Amplifiers (SSPA).
  • Provide an understanding and analysis needed to evaluate the optimum topologies for the design of a chain of microwave devices including an power amplifiers.
  • Understanding the issues of compatibility between microwave components and subsystems.
  • Address the interface between the microwave subsystems and the primary DC power, the control and monitoring circuits, the thermals paths and the EMI paths.

What are the features of your book and the specific benefits a reader can expect to derive from those features?  

Feature: How to select power amplifier modules for the best SSPA performance.

Benefit: Designing the power amplifier with modules that will provide optimum performance for the application.

Feature: Addresses how to evaluate of the interface between microwave components with respect to optimizing the power amplifier performance.

Benefit: Improves the chance of a first path design success.

Feature: Explains the effect of chassis design on the microwave subsystem and the interface with other microwave subsystems.

Benefit: Improves the compatibility of the microwave component being designed and other microwave functions in the system.

Please name the audiences at which this book is aimed. How will this audience use your book?

Microwave design engineer: A guide for designing microwave components with particular attention to microwave power amplifiers.

Microwave Systems Engineer: Understanding the effect of a microwave component on the system design.

College Professor: Graduate and undergraduate course focused on the design of microwave components and power amplifiers.

Microwave Engineering Management: Understanding the how to realistically specify a microwave power amplifier.

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