Loss-of-Phase-Lock Indicator Circuit.
Patent, Filed 3 Nov 80, patented 14 Jun 83,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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A loss-of-phase-lock indicator circuit is described which detects an out-of-limit voltage, whether steady or transitory. A pair of comparators, one for the high limit and the other for the low limit, are inserted in series between the tuning voltage and the sweep feedback amplifier, and are dc-coupled to the peak detector in the failure circuit. Additionally, a dither voltage is added in series with the phase detector, which ac voltage is large enough to swing the tuning voltage between limits at the loop amplifier output, but small enough to produce little effect on the output, during phase lock.
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