My research project
Metrology for Nonlinear Behavioural Models of Microwave Power Amplifiers
My project aims introduces a comprehensive evaluation of measurement uncertainty into behavioural models of nonlinear microwave power amplifiers. The main application of this work is to support the development of new standards for 5G development, as well as increase the accuracy and first-pass design success rate of simulated power amplifiers for use in cellular base-stations and satellite links.
My project is jointly funded by the National Physical Laboratory in Teddington, and I make frequent use of their facilities and national primary impedance standards. I am also part of n3m-labs, a new nonlinear multiphysics measurement and modeling laboratory located at both the University of Surrey and NPL. Equipment provided by this lab includes thermoreflective and electro-optic microscopes, as well as a 67 GHz PNA-X vector network analyser, which I use often in my work.
University roles and responsibilities
- Lab demonstrator for undergraduate, masters and external short courses on microwave simulation and measurement.
Affiliations and memberships
Microwave and radio frequency design and modelling. Uncertainty in non-linear power amplifier measurements.