This paper shows a simple, yet highly effective, tracking phase locked loop circuit which has applications for self steered antenna arrays. The tracking PLL has been demonstrated to accurately phase track signal levels as low as -120 dBm, making it suitable for applications such as SATCOM ground terminals. The implementation is simple requiring a low Q voltage controlled oscillator, a downconverting mixer and a PLL circuit.
|Title of host publication||Microwave Conference (EuMC), 2012 42nd European|
|Place of Publication||Amsterdam|
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2012|