FFT Bit Templating – A Technique for Making Amplitude and Frequency Measurements of a BPSK Modulated Signal

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Title:
FFT Bit Templating – A Technique for Making Amplitude and Frequency Measurements of a BPSK Modulated Signal
Author:
Shockey, Bruce
Affiliation:
CMC Electronics Cincinnati
Issue Date:
2003-10
Rights:
Copyright © International Foundation for Telemetering
Collection Information:
Proceedings from the International Telemetering Conference are made available by the International Foundation for Telemetering and the University of Arizona Libraries. Visit http://www.telemetry.org/index.php/contact-us if you have questions about items in this collection.
Publisher:
International Foundation for Telemetering
Journal:
International Telemetering Conference Proceedings
Abstract:
In many spacecraft receiver applications, the Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) provides a powerful tool for measuring the amplitude and frequency of an unmodulated RF signal. By increasing the FFT acquisition time, tiny signals can be coaxed from the noise and their frequency measured by determining which frequency bin the signal energy appears. The greater the acquisition time, the narrower the bin bandwidth and the more accurate the frequency measurement. In modern satellite operations it is often desirable for the receiver to measure the frequency of a carrier which is modulated with BPSK data. The presence of the BPSK data limits the FFT acquisition time since the signal may switch polarities a number of times while the FFT samples are being acquired. This polarity switching spreads the signal energy into multiple frequency bins making frequency measurement difficult or impossible. The Bit Templating Technique, used for the first time in the CMC Electronics Cincinnati TDRSS / BPSK Spacecraft Receiver, collects the modulated waveform energy back into a signal bin so that accurate amplitude and frequency information can be calculated.
Keywords:
Bit Templating; Satellite Communications; Digital Signal Processing; Fast Fourier Transforms
Sponsors:
International Foundation for Telemetering
ISSN:
0884-5123; 0074-9079
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http://www.telemetry.org/

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleFFT Bit Templating – A Technique for Making Amplitude and Frequency Measurements of a BPSK Modulated Signalen_US
dc.contributor.authorShockey, Bruceen
dc.contributor.departmentCMC Electronics Cincinnatien
dc.date.issued2003-10en
dc.rightsCopyright © International Foundation for Telemeteringen
dc.description.collectioninformationProceedings from the International Telemetering Conference are made available by the International Foundation for Telemetering and the University of Arizona Libraries. Visit http://www.telemetry.org/index.php/contact-us if you have questions about items in this collection.en
dc.publisherInternational Foundation for Telemeteringen
dc.description.abstractIn many spacecraft receiver applications, the Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) provides a powerful tool for measuring the amplitude and frequency of an unmodulated RF signal. By increasing the FFT acquisition time, tiny signals can be coaxed from the noise and their frequency measured by determining which frequency bin the signal energy appears. The greater the acquisition time, the narrower the bin bandwidth and the more accurate the frequency measurement. In modern satellite operations it is often desirable for the receiver to measure the frequency of a carrier which is modulated with BPSK data. The presence of the BPSK data limits the FFT acquisition time since the signal may switch polarities a number of times while the FFT samples are being acquired. This polarity switching spreads the signal energy into multiple frequency bins making frequency measurement difficult or impossible. The Bit Templating Technique, used for the first time in the CMC Electronics Cincinnati TDRSS / BPSK Spacecraft Receiver, collects the modulated waveform energy back into a signal bin so that accurate amplitude and frequency information can be calculated.en
dc.subjectBit Templatingen
dc.subjectSatellite Communicationsen
dc.subjectDigital Signal Processingen
dc.subjectFast Fourier Transformsen
dc.description.sponsorshipInternational Foundation for Telemeteringen
dc.identifier.issn0884-5123en
dc.identifier.issn0074-9079en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/605361en
dc.identifier.journalInternational Telemetering Conference Proceedingsen
dc.typetexten
dc.typeProceedingsen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.telemetry.org/en
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