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Fractional-N synthesizer simplifies UHF sensor radio
Author(s): Louis Alaimo
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Paper Abstract

Low power and small size are key features of the radio hardware associated with Unattended Ground Sensors (UGS). The RF modulation capability of the radio is an important parameter that affects overall network performance, and drives the size, cost and power consumption of both receive and transmit circuitry. This paper describes the use of a fractional-N synthesizer to directly generate various modulation waveforms at the transmit frequency. A design example is presented to highlight the benefits of this technique on a typical UHF sensor radio.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5417, Unattended/Unmanned Ground, Ocean, and Air Sensor Technologies and Applications VI, (1 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.542361
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Louis Alaimo, Nova Engineering, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5417:
Unattended/Unmanned Ground, Ocean, and Air Sensor Technologies and Applications VI
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

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