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Very Low Frequency Fiber-Optic Antenna Receiver Electronics
Author(s): Mark E. Curran; Alan A. Joseph
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the signal conditioning electronics for a very low frequency (VLF) fiber optic receiving antenna. Homodyne demodulation is performed using phase generated carrier techniques. The receiver electronics had a baseband signal of 10 kHz to 60 kHz and a carrier frequency of 404 kHz. The noise floor measurement of the high frequency demodulation electronics yielded 11 microradian/√qHz at 12 kHz. The design, development, and testing of the receiver will be discussed. Also, the system architecture and design concepts of the fiber-optic antenna are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 February 1990
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1169, Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors VII, (13 February 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.963034
Show Author Affiliations
Mark E. Curran, McDonnell Douglas Electronic System Company (United States)
Alan A. Joseph, McDonnell Douglas Electronic System Company (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1169:
Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors VII
Ramon P. DePaula; Eric Udd, Editor(s)

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