First Advisor

Fu Li

Date of Publication

Fall 1-18-2013

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Electrical and Computer Engineering


Electrical and Computer Engineering




Amplifiers, Radio frequency -- Design and construction, Orthogonal frequency division multiplexing, IEEE 802.16 (Standard), Long-Term Evolution (Telecommunications)



Physical Description

1 online resource (v, 34 pages)


An abstract of the thesis of Bosi Chen for the Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering presented Aug 1st, 2012. Title: Spectrum Regrowth for OFDM-based LTE and WiMAX Systems. In OFDM-based (Orthogonal Frequency Dimension Multiplexing) LTE (Long Term Evolution) and WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) Systems, one of the critical components is the RF power amplifier. With current technologies, RF power amplifiers are not perfectly linear. The nonlinearity of an RF power amplifier is one of the main concerns in RF power amplifier design. The nonlinearity control is described by the out-of-band power emission levels, and the nonlinearity of an RF power amplifier is usually described by IP3 (the third-order intercept point). However, there is need of a clear relationship or expression between the out-of-band power emission level and IP3 for LTE and WiMAX Systems, which helps the RF designers to choose components. This thesis presents the analysis of the nonlinear effect of an RF amplifier in LTE and WiMAX Systems, and the derivation of the expressions for the estimated out-of-band emission levels for LTE and WiMAX signals in terms of IP3 and the power level of the signal. The result will be helpful for RF engineers in the design and test of RF power amplifiers in LTE and WiMAX Systems.


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