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DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE C BAND DOWN-CONVERTER

By V. Saatchi and Z. Tavakoli

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Abstract:
A technique that expands dynamic range (DR) of frequency down-converters in the C band frequency is presented. Primary characteristics of down-converter are evaluated to confirm that it can be used in microwave receivers. The C band down-converter is carried out by the combination of RF mixers, band pass interdigital filter, and X band combline filter which are designed entirely for this project. Attainment of the perfect receiver is the final purpose of this paper, and a method that causes 72 dB dynamic range, high tangential signal sensitivity and fine gain flatness is used for achieving the mentioned purpose. These efforts improve the dynamic range about 19 dB and gain flatness about 3.07 dB.

Citation:
V. Saatchi and Z. Tavakoli, "Design and Implementation of a High Dynamic Range C Band Down-Converter," Progress In Electromagnetics Research Letters, Vol. 31, 25-33, 2012.
doi:10.2528/PIERL12012010

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