Cartesian Saleh Model

In the quadrature representation, the output of the quasi-memoryless nonlinear system is represented by Equations 4.5-4.9. The in-phase and quadrature nonlinearities, Gj(A) and Gq(A), respectively, are given by:

As with the polar case, the coefficients in Equations 4.34 and 4.35 are also determined by a least-squares fit; and, it has been shown [10] that the resulting functions provide excellent agreement with several sets of measured data from TWTAs.

Similarly, the model can be made frequency-dependent by adding filters that mirror how the coefficients change with frequency leading to the frequency-dependent model coefficients aj(f), p!(f), Uq(f), and Pq(f).

Saleh model with parameters

Figure 4.9 Saleh model with parameters: aa = 2.1587, = 1.1517, аф = 4.033, and ? ф = 9.1040

Complex gain profile for Saleh model with parameters

Figure 4.10 Complex gain profile for Saleh model with parameters: aa = 2.1587, fia = 1.1517, аф = 4.033, and рф = 9.1040

Frequency-Dependent Saleh Model

Until this point of the chapter, the models discussed consider the characteristics of TWT amplifier as frequency independent. However, for broadband input signals driving limited bandwidth TWTA and/or other components of the transmission chain, a frequency-dependent model is required. In such case, the power and frequency-dependent in-phase and quadrature nonlinearities, Gi(A,f) and Gq(A,f), respectively, are given by:

where aj(f), fa(f), aQ( f), and Q f) are determined by curve fitting at each frequency while sweeping the amplitude of the input signal.

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