Accession Number:

ADA167507

Title:

High Speed Synthesizers for Satellite Application

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Report Date:

1986-03-20

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

High-speed wide-band microwave synthesizers are required for many frequency-hopped satellite communication systems. These synthesizers must be of high-reliability design, of compact size, and light weight, in addition to having low DC power requirements. This paper describes a space-flight qualified synthesizer system which meets these requirements and provides operational redundancy. The circuit technology utilized to implement an indirect synthesis techniques using a VCO and phase-locked loop is described, together with circuitry for fast frequency switching, fine frequency tuning and control. The performance of major components is discussed in addition to overall synthesizer system performance.

Subject Categories:

  • Non-Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE