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Multistage matching networks and analytical frameworks for improving and/or optimizingthe networks is provided. In one example, a framework relaxes the resistive constraint on the input and load impedances of the stages of a multistage matching network and allows them to be complex. Based on this framework, the design of multistage matching networks can be improved or optimized, such as using a method of Lagrange multipliers. A design optimization approach, for example, can be used to predict an optimum distribution of gains and impedance characteristics among the stages of a multistage matching network. The efficiency of matching networks designed using this example approach is compared with a conventional design approach, and it is shown that significant efficiency improvements are possible.
Kumar, Ashish (Boulder, CO), Sinha, Sreyam (Boulder, CO), Afridi, Khurram K. (Boulder, CO)
15/ 633,526
June 26, 2017
GOVERNMENT LICENSE RIGHTS [0002] This invention was made with government support under DE-AR0000618 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy and NSF-1554293 awarded by the U.S. National Science Foundation. The government has certain rights in the invention.