Accession Number : ADD006540

Title :   Frequency Synthesizer Extending Method and Apparatus.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Rast,Gustaf J , Jr ; Barley,Thomas A

Report Date : 21 Dec 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : This report describes an apparatus and method for extending the frequency range of a synthesizer or signal generator upward by several orders of multiplication. The basic stability of the synthesizer or generator is maintained at the higher frequency output. An apparatus and method is disclosed for extending the frequency range of a synthesizer or signal generator upward by several orders of magnitude, such as 10 or 12. The basic stability of the synthesizer or generator is maintained at the higher frequency output. The resolution of a synthesizer with discrete step frequency change is reduced by the order of multiplication. Amplification is included for the output frequency to tailor the output signal to the desired power level.

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Frequency synthesizers, Signal generators, Frequency shift, Range(Extremes), Low pass filters, Frequency multipliers, power levels

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE