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PM Noise Measurement at W-Band



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


We present improved performance for a 92 - 96 GHz cross-spectrum phase modulated (PM) noise measurement system previously reported. The system is principally designed to measure amplifiers in pulsed mode with a duty cycle of 10% to 100% (CW) at a given pulse repetition frequency. This paper reports only the CW mode of operation. Data for the noise-floor of the measurement system as well as PM noise of several W- band active components are presented. This work also discusses an improved performance frequency synthesizer that operates in the 92 - 96 GHz range.
IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control


Cross-spectrum, Frequency synthesis, Oscillator, Phase noise, W-band


Hati, A. , Nelson, C. and Howe, D. (2014), PM Noise Measurement at W-Band, IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control (Accessed April 21, 2024)
Created December 12, 2014, Updated February 19, 2017