SSPA is a device used to increase the magnitude of the signal received from the input mode. In other words, the power amplifier infuses the weak input signal with power as a result the output power load is greater than the input load.
Solid-state power amplifiers are specifically used in all the applications that need amplification of signals, current, voltage, and power, as a prerequisite for further stages of its process.
Communication devices on board a ship, radars, precision equipment, and deep space communication application, all incorporate solid-state power amplifier at various stages of its system.
Recent advances made in field of solid-state technology have enabled the SSPA to be the most viable device vis-à-vis the traveling wave tube amplifiers (TWTA).
Reason being, the solid-state power amplifier is fitted with advanced Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) or Gallium Nitrate (GaN) based transistors and these transistors are the real workhorses of an amplification system.
Further, these amplification systems exquisitely supported by superior design and compatible hardware material ensures the least components breakdown in modern SSPA systems.
Nevertheless, these modules/systems are amenable to repairs and replacements that minimize the maintenance load and time required.
Modern-day advanced SSPA displays its performance parameters on the built-in alpha-numeric dashboard and the same can also be remote-accessed using its tele-interface mode.
The latest SSPA is a superior electronic device in terms of its performance linearity, its size, weight and volume, superior built-in monitoring & alert systems, heat related auto-shutdown system to prevent breakdown and failures. See the Raditek website.