A low power Pulse Frequency Modulated UWB radar transmitter concept based on switched injection locked harmonic sampling

Conference contribution


Publication Details

Author(s): Carlowitz C, Eßwein A, Weigel R, Vossiek M
Publication year: 2012
ISBN: 978-1-4577-2096-3
ISSN: 2167-8022
Language: English


Abstract


Pulse Frequency Modulated ultra-wideband (PFM-UWB) radar signals have been introduced as a very capable option for UWB ranging and wireless local positioning. PFM-UWB signals allow for simple correlating receivers and for a very efficient use of the UWB spectral mask. The generation of pulse frequency modulated (PFM) ultra-wideband (UWB) signals usually requires a fast tunable RF-VCO and good linear RF amplifiers. The resulting complexity and power consumption of a PFM-UWB transmitter can be considered as a drawback compared e.g. to simple impulse radio UWB systems. In this paper, a PFM UWB transmitter concept is introduced that overcomes these drawbacks. The novel approach is based on harmonic sampling with a switched injection locked oscillator (SILO). RF signal generation is solely based on a very simple fixed frequency pulsed LO that samples the phase of an injected harmonic of a baseband FM signal. In this paper the basic concept for switched injection locked harmonic sampling PFM UWB signal generation is introduced and its feasibility is proved through measurements with a 7-8 GHz PFM UWB transmitter prototype.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Carlowitz, Christian Dr.-Ing.
Lehrstuhl für Hochfrequenztechnik
Eßwein, Alexander
Lehrstuhl für Technische Elektronik
Vossiek, Martin Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Lehrstuhl für Hochfrequenztechnik
Weigel, Robert Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Lehrstuhl für Technische Elektronik


How to cite

APA:
Carlowitz, C., Eßwein, A., Weigel, R., & Vossiek, M. (2012). A low power Pulse Frequency Modulated UWB radar transmitter concept based on switched injection locked harmonic sampling. In Proceedings of the 7th German Microwave Conference (GeMiC2012). Ilmenau, DE.

MLA:
Carlowitz, Christian, et al. "A low power Pulse Frequency Modulated UWB radar transmitter concept based on switched injection locked harmonic sampling." Proceedings of the 7th German Microwave Conference (GeMiC2012), Ilmenau 2012.

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