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A dynamic spectrum analysis solution for the characterization of the UHF spectrum
Author(s): Richard K. Pooler; Ram M. Narayanan; Kelly D. Sherbondy; Anthony F. Martone; Kyle A. Gallagher
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Paper Abstract

The Spectral Analysis Solution (SAS), under development, is a multichannel superheterodyne signal analyzer with the intended applications of radio frequency (RF) research, radar verification, and general purpose spectrum sensing, primarily in the ultra-wideband (UWB) range from ultra high frequency (UHF) to the S-band. The SAS features a wideband channel operating from 100 kHz to 1.8 GHz and eight narrowband channels having adjustable instantaneous bandwidths ranging from 1 MHz to 100 MHz. The wideband channel provides a large picture of the RF spectrum while the narrowband channels allow for high resolution, low noise floor, and high spurious free dynamic range (SFDR) capabilities. An adaptive graphic user interface (GUI) has been implemented for the system that actively pulls and processes the system data in real time. This paper outlines the motivation and theory behind the system along with system validation and implementation results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 2016
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9829, Radar Sensor Technology XX, 98290R (12 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2224482
Show Author Affiliations
Richard K. Pooler, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Ram M. Narayanan, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Kelly D. Sherbondy, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
Anthony F. Martone, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
Kyle A. Gallagher, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9829:
Radar Sensor Technology XX
Kenneth I. Ranney; Armin Doerry, Editor(s)

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