Spectrum receiver and signal selection unit designs for the Naval Postgraduate School SATCOM signal analyzer
Ohlson, John Everett
Davidson, William E.
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The design and construction of a Signal Selection Unit and four Spectrum Receivers for use in the Naval Postgraduate School's SATCOM Signal Analyzer are presented. The purpose of the SATCOM Signal Analyzer is to provide high-speed spectrum analysis and characterization of the outputs of UHF communication satellite transponders in orbit. It is constructed around a PDP-11/34 minicomputer which provides the necessary control for most of the equipment of the system. Extremely accurate frequency measurement is provided by the frequency receivers and signals for multi-channel spectrum analyses are provided by the Spectrum Receivers. The Signal Selection Unit routes signals to the Spectrum, AM/FM, and Frequency Receivers. This report documents the design and development of the Spectrum Receivers and the Signal Selection Unit.
NPS Report NumberNPS62-79-017PR
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