Lossless Multiway Power Combining and Outphasing for High-Frequency Resonant Inverters
Author(s)Roslaniec, Lukasz; Perreault, David J.; Jurkov, Alexander
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A lossless multi-way power combining and outphasing system have recently been proposed for high-frequency inverters and power amplifiers that offers major performance advantages over traditional approaches. This paper presents outphasing control strategies for the proposed power combining system that enable output power control through effective load modulation of the inverters. It describes a straightforward power combiner design methodology and enumerates various possible topological combiner implementations. Moreover, this study presents the first-ever experimental demonstration of the proposed outphasing system. The design of a 27.12 MHz, four-way power combining and outphasing system is described and used to experimentally verify the power combiner's characteristics. The proposed outphasing law is shown to be effective in controlling the output power over a 10-100 W (10:1) power range.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Jurkov, Alexander S., Lukasz Roslaniec, and David J. Perreault. “Lossless Multiway Power Combining and Outphasing for High-Frequency Resonant Inverters.” IEEE Trans. Power Electron. 29, no. 4 (n.d.): 1894–1908.
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