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The tracking performance of a narrowband phase-locked loop in the mobile multipath environment

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  • JP McGeehan
  • JPH Sladen
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73 - 76
Number of pages3
JournalIEE Proceedings F (Communications, Radar and Signal Processing)
Journal issue2
StatePublished - Apr 1985


The paper describes the behaviour of narrowband phase-locked loops in the mobile multipath environment. It is shown that the loop will often track individual frequency components of the pilot's spectrum and that the loop can give rise to frequency-tracking errors in estimating the nominal frequency of the received pilot

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Publisher: Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE) Rose publication type: Journal article Sponsorship: The authors wish to express their thanks to Professor T.E. Rozzi, Head of School, for the provision of laboratory facilities. They also wish to thank the Science & Engineering Research Council for supporting this project with a grant, and one of the authors, J.P.H. Sladen, is grateful to the Research Council for the award of a research studentship

Research areas

  • radiocommunication, phase-locked loops

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