Accession Number : AD0719733

Title :   AM Crosstalk in Unified Carrier Telemetry Systems.

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF LAB OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : Velline,C. O.

Report Date : 15 OCT 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : Under the unified carrier concept several angle-modulated subcarriers are combined and phase modulated on an RF carrier. As a practical matter in a hardware system the angle-modulated subcarriers will contain a certain amount of amplitude ripple. Conceptually, a subcarrier with AM ripple can be viewed as a constant envelope subcarrier with a continuously varying modulation index. It follows that a continuous transfer of AM between the components in the unified carrier spectrum will occur due to the varying envelope (modulation index) of any data subcarrier. The report discusses in some detail the problem of crosstalk transferred to the PM carrier from a single subcarrier which is biphase modulated with PCM data. The implications to carrier false lock and tracking are studied. Analytic and experimental results are presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TELEMETER SYSTEMS, RADIOFREQUENCY INTERFERENCE), AMPLITUDE MODULATION, PHASE MODULATION

Subject Categories : Telemetry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE