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M. Sc. Thomas Ackermann, geb. Plachter

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    91058 Erlangen

About Thomas Ackermann

Biography

Thomas Plachter completed the master degree in mathematics with focus on theoretical stochastics  at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in April 2015. Since April 2016 he is working as research assistant at the Institutefor Electronics Engineering 

Areas of Interest

  • power amplifier
  • nonlinear systems
  • Wideband active load modulation
  • mathematical modeling

Awards

  • T. Ackermann, J. Potschka, and T. Maiwald, IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Student Design Competition First Place Award for "Power Amplifier Linearization through Digital Predistortion (DPD)", IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S), 2019. [Bibtex]
    @prize{ackermann_prize_2019,
    abstract = {In the area of mobile communications, Thomas Ackermann and Julian Potschka and Tim Maiwald won the Power Amplifier Linearization through Digital Pre-Distortion (DPD) competition against two other opponents. The goal of the challenge was to design an algorithm for pre-distorting a 2-channel MIMO transmitter with cross-coupling effect in order to maximize the linearity of the overall system. The system consisted of two GaN HEMT Doherty power amplifiers and a coupler to control the crosstalk between the two PAs. The team implemented a cascaded polynomial model that reduced unwanted static and dynamic effects as well as crosstalk between the two PAs, optimizing the overall performance of the system.
    }, author = {Ackermann, Thomas and Potschka, Julian and Maiwald, Tim}, booktitle = {IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S)}, cris = {ackermann_prize_2019}, year = {2019}, month = {06}, day = {06}, title = {IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Student Design Competition First Place Award for "Power Amplifier Linearization through Digital Predistortion (DPD)"}, type = {20773-Kleiner Preis}, }

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Publications

2019

  • J. Potschka, M. Dietz, K. Kolb, T. Maiwald, S. Breun, T. Ackermann, D. Ferling, A. Hagelauer, and R. Weigel, "A Highly Linear and Efficient 28 GHz Stacked Power Amplifier for 5G using Analog Predistortion in a 130 nm BiCMOS Process (to be published)" in IEEE Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference (APMC), Singapore, 2019. [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{potschka2019a,
    author = {Potschka, Julian and Dietz, Marco and Kolb, Katharina and Maiwald, Tim and Breun, Sascha and Ackermann, Thomas and Ferling, Dieter and Hagelauer, Amelie and Weigel, Robert},
    language = {English},
    booktitle = {IEEE Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference (APMC)},
    cris = {https://cris.fau.de/converis/publicweb/publication/225496208},
    year = {2019},
    month = {12},
    day = {10},
    eventdate = {2019-12-10/2019-12-13},
    faupublication = {yes},
    keywords = {Analog Predistortion; Power Amplifier; 5G},
    peerreviewed = {Yes},
    title = {A Highly Linear and Efficient 28 GHz Stacked Power Amplifier for 5G using Analog Predistortion in a 130 nm BiCMOS Process (to be published)},
    type = {Konferenzschrift},
    venue = {Singapore},
    }

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