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Implementation of a cross-polar beacon measurement receiver utilising split-loop phase-lock techniques

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  • PB Kenington
  • JP McGeehan
  • DJ Edwards
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFifth International Conference on Radio Receivers and Associated Systems
Publisher or commissioning bodyInstitution of Electrical Engineers (IEE)
Pages30 - 34
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0863417051
StatePublished - Jul 1990


Conference5th International Conference on Radio Receivers and Associated Systems
CountryUnited Kingdom
Period1/07/90 → …


The split-loop phase-lock configuration has replaced the conventional long-loop as the state of the art in PLL receiver technology. It has been shown to possess superior qualities in both acquisition and in the tracking of difficult signals. It has been applied to the field of satellite tracking receiver design, with particular reference to the electronic beam-squint tracking system, and is described in a new configuration including an extremely stable cross-polar measurement facility. The receiver is capable of full dual-channel operation and a number of important applications using this facility are discussed

Additional information

Conference Organiser: IEE Rose publication type: Conference contribution Sponsorship: The first author is grateful to the UK Science and Engineering Research Council for the award of a research studentship. Both authors are grateful to British Telecom international (BTI) for the use of research facilities at the Goonhilly Down Satellite Earth Station. Thanks are also due to Robert Castle for his final year project work which verified some of the principles employed in the final receiver design Other identifier: IEE Publ. No. 325

Research areas

  • phase-locked loops, radio receivers


5th International Conference on Radio Receivers and Associated Systems

Duration1 Jul 1990 → …
CountryUnited Kingdom

Event: Conference

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