The purpose of this paper is to describe the transient behavior of a simple constant-K distributed amplifier stage. The derivation of the transfer function is carried out using the Laplace Transform for the case where losses in the lines are considered to be zero. The various characteristics of the amplifier response to a unit step function are discussed and the effects of losses and other modifying factors upon the idealized response are evaluated. Finally design procedures are derived which allow the circuit designer to determine the circuit parameters necessary for good transient responses. These procedures are applied to the design stage of distributed amplification and the response is compared with the derived response.
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Lusk, Thomas D.. "The Transient Response of a Distributed Amplifier." (1954). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/ece_etds/333