Simulation of radiation-induced parametric degradation in electronic amplifiers

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Title:
Simulation of radiation-induced parametric degradation in electronic amplifiers
Author:
Barbara, Nabil Victor, 1964-
Issue Date:
1989
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Many high performance amplifiers use power MOSFETs in their output stages, especially in operational amplifier applications whenever high current or power is needed. MOSFETs have advantages over bipolar transistors in amplifier output stage because MOSFETs are majority carrier devices. The result is wide frequency response, fast switching and better linearity than power bipolar transistors. But unlike bipolar circuits, which are relatively tolerant of ionizing radiation, MOSFETs may suffer severe parametric degradation at low total-dose levels. The effects of ionizing radiation on MOSFETs are discussed, and the performance of an amplifier circuit that uses a complementary MOSFET source follower in its output stage is simulated to examine the effect of MOSFET radiation damage on amplifier performance. An increase in power dissipation was the most significant degradation caused by ionizing radiation.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Metal oxide semiconductor field-effect transistors -- Effect of radiation on.; Amplifiers (Electronics)
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Electrical and Computer Engineering
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Schrimpf, Ronald D.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleSimulation of radiation-induced parametric degradation in electronic amplifiersen_US
dc.creatorBarbara, Nabil Victor, 1964-en_US
dc.contributor.authorBarbara, Nabil Victor, 1964-en_US
dc.date.issued1989en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractMany high performance amplifiers use power MOSFETs in their output stages, especially in operational amplifier applications whenever high current or power is needed. MOSFETs have advantages over bipolar transistors in amplifier output stage because MOSFETs are majority carrier devices. The result is wide frequency response, fast switching and better linearity than power bipolar transistors. But unlike bipolar circuits, which are relatively tolerant of ionizing radiation, MOSFETs may suffer severe parametric degradation at low total-dose levels. The effects of ionizing radiation on MOSFETs are discussed, and the performance of an amplifier circuit that uses a complementary MOSFET source follower in its output stage is simulated to examine the effect of MOSFET radiation damage on amplifier performance. An increase in power dissipation was the most significant degradation caused by ionizing radiation.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectMetal oxide semiconductor field-effect transistors -- Effect of radiation on.en_US
dc.subjectAmplifiers (Electronics)en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineElectrical and Computer Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorSchrimpf, Ronald D.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1338841en_US
dc.identifier.oclc23676397en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b17657052en_US
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