Accession Number : ADD012909

Title :   Frequency Generator with Digitally Controlled Phase Modulation.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Adrian,Donald J ; Christensen,Lawrence E ; Hanselman,James C

Report Date : 30 Sep 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A frequency generator is disclosed in which the phase modulation of a stable carrier frequency is precisely and repeatedly controlled by a digital input. A digital-to-analog converter (DAC) receives a digital input from the output of a computer and provides an analog voltage output. An analog ramp signal generator is also provided such that the output of the analog ramp signal generator and the output of the digital-to-analog converter form the inputs to a voltage comparator network. The output of the voltage comparator network switches state each time the ramp signal generator output exceeds the digital-to-analog converter output. The output of the voltage comparator network is used to trigger a one-shot multivibrator which thereby produces a square wave that is advanced or retarded in phase in response to the value of the digital input to the digital-to-analog converter. The one-shot multivibrator output is applied to a bandpass filter which has a suitable center frequency and passband to allow only the seventh harmonic of the fundamental period passage thereby generating a digitally phase controlled sine wave output. (Patents).

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *PHASE MODULATION, *DIGITAL TO ANALOG CONVERTERS, *MULTIVIBRATORS, *SIGNAL GENERATORS, *SQUARE WAVES, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, ANALOG SYSTEMS, BANDPASS FILTERS, FREQUENCY, GENERATORS, INPUT, NETWORKS, OUTPUT, CARRIER FREQUENCIES, RAMPS, RESPONSE, COMPARATORS, CONTROL, STABILITY, VOLTAGE

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE