Digital predistortion of semi-linear power amplifier
Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree)Student thesisAlternative title
Digital predistorsion av semilineär effektförstärkare (Swedish)
In this thesis, a new way of using predisortion for linearization of power amplifiers is evaluated. In order to achieve an adequate power level for the jamming signal, power amplifiers are used in military jamming systems. Due to the nonlinear characteristic of the power amplifier, distortion will be present at the output. As a consequence, unwanted frequencies are subject to jamming. To decrease the distortion, linearization of the power amplifier is necessary.
In the system of interest, a portion of the distorted power amplifier output signal is fed back. Using this measurement, a predistortion signal is synthesized to allow suppression of the unwanted frequency components. The predistortion signal is updated a number of times in order to achieve a good outcome. Simulations are carried out in Matlab for testing of the algorithm.
The evaluation of the new linearization technique shows promising results and that good suppression of distortion components is achieved. Furthermore, new predistortion features are possible to implement, such as predistorsion in selected frequency bands. However, real hardware testing needs to be carried out to confirm the results.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institutionen för systemteknik , 2004.
Datorteknik, digital predistortion, power amplifier, nonlinearity, jammer, distortion, modelling
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-2617ISRN: LITH-ISY-EX--04/3545--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-2617DiVA: diva2:19953