Direct-Digital Phase & Amplitude Noise Measurement System

Period of Performance: 01/01/2003 - 12/31/2003

$54.2K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Timing Solutions
4775 Walnut St, Suite 1B
Boulder, CO 80301
Principal Investigator

Abstract

We propose to compare alternative architectures for phase noise measurement by directly sampling the RF waveform. Out of band modulation and cross correlation will reduce noise. The capabilities of each architecture will be determined using analysis and simulation. The results will be used to determine the feasibility of developing a commercially useful measurement instrument. If the results are positive, they will be used to plan a hardware and software development program to realize a prototype device.