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Effect of Vibration on PM and AM noise of Oscillatory and Non-oscillatory Components at 10 GHz

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Author(s)

Archita Hati, Craig W. Nelson, David A. Howe

Abstract

The performance of microwave components is sensitive to vibrations to some extent. Among them, microwave cables and connectors, bandpass filters, mechanical phase shifters and some nonlinear components are the most sensitive. The local oscillator is one of the prime performance-limiting components in microwave systems ranging from simple RF receivers to advanced radars. The increasing present and future demand for low acceleration sensitive oscillators, approaching 10-13/g, requires a re-examination of sensitivities of basic nonoscillatory building block components under vibration. The purpose of this paper is to study the phase-modulation (PM) noise performance of an assortment of oscillatory and nonoscillatory microwave components at 10 GHz under vibration. We point out some challenges and provide few suggestions for accurate measurement of vibration sensitivity of these components. We also study the effect of vibration on the amplitude-modulation (AM) noise.
Proceedings Title
Proc. 2009 Joint Mtg. EFTF Conf. and IEEE Intl. Freq. Cont. Symp.
Conference Dates
April 20-24, 2009
Conference Location
Besancon

Keywords

acceleration sensitivity, amplitude modulated noise, phase modulated noise, vibration

Citation

Hati, A. , Nelson, C. and Howe, D. (2009), Effect of Vibration on PM and AM noise of Oscillatory and Non-oscillatory Components at 10 GHz, Proc. 2009 Joint Mtg. EFTF Conf. and IEEE Intl. Freq. Cont. Symp., Besancon, -1, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=902687 (Accessed July 24, 2024)

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Created April 20, 2009, Updated February 19, 2017