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6-9 GHz UWB Antenna-Low-Noise Amplifier Co-design
Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. (Communication Electronics)
2012 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

6 - 9 GHz antenna-low-noise amplifier co-design is a demanding task. Higher frequency band has new techniques for circuit design and matching. The usual lumped component matching technique is not an appropriate solution for High Frequency (HF) broad band. The new broad band demands transmission line matching. The low-power and high-data rate Ultra Wide Band (UWB) uses large portion of the communication radio-spectrum and wireless communication. The principal axis of this thesis is co-design in the frequency band of 6 - 9 GHz. The thesis has been divided in two parts, where first part includes implementation and evaluation of individual RF-circuits of circular monopole antenna, a band pass (BP) filter and a low-noise amplifier (LNA), while second part unite all three RF circuits and presents the co-design.

Microstrip monopole antennas get more and more popular due to rapid change in the wireless communication. Higher datarate and even higher bandwidth demands a simple and compact ultra-wideband (UWB) antenna. Two monopole antennas circular and rectangular monopole antennas were designed. Simulated and experimental results of modified design indicate that antenna was achieved a VSWR of 1.2, with input reflection less then - 10 dB in 4 - 12 GHz band. These characteristic make the designed antenna suitable for various UWB application.

 The broad band matching and the flat gain are the two important factors for the UWB circuits. The co-design of antenna-low-noise amplifier utilizes a inter stage matching technique with a simple band pass filter, a third-order passive Chebychev filter is proposed as an input matching network. The filter achieves forward transmission less the - 0.8 dB and a return loss - 20 dB in 6 - 9 GHz band.

Low-noise amplifier is the key RF circuit; minimal Noise Figure (NF) and the lower power consumption are desired parameters. The implemented low-noise amplifier (LNA) is the combination of bias network and ultra-wide band radio frequency (RF) choke. AVAGO Technologies pseudmorphic-high-electron-mobility transistor (PHEMT) with (SC-70) plastic package with nominal 0.2 µm gate length is used in amplifier. Passive distributed components of microstrip transmission line were used for matching, simulated results demonstrate maximum power gain of 12.74 dB and minimum noise figure (NFmin) of 1 dB is obtained.

Finally all three individual RF circuits antenna, filter and low-noise amplifier are integrated into co-design and analyzed for 6 - 9 GHz band. Later on two more new designs are added. This co-design has large potential in Direct-broadcast-satellite (DBS) TV system, X-band radar detector, automotive radar, remote sensors, and Multichannel-multipoint-distribution-systems (MMDS). 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 41 p.
Keyword [en]
Co-design, UWB, LNA, Microwave band-pass filter, Mono-pole Antenna, Chebychev filters
National Category
Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-85250ISRN: LiU-ITN-TEK-A--12/016--SEOAI: diva2:567682
Subject / course
Master's Programme in Wireless Networks and Electronics, 120 ECTS
2012-03-02, TP31, Täppan, Norrkoping, 10:00 (English)
Available from: 2012-11-14 Created: 2012-11-13 Last updated: 2012-11-14Bibliographically approved

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