Conversion of Radio-Frequency Pulses to Continuous-Wave Sinusoids by Fast Switching and Narrowband Filtering

Report No. ARL-TN-0783
Authors: Gregory J Mazzaro, Andrew J Sherbondy, Kenneth I Ranney, and Kelly D Sherbondy
Date/Pages: September 2016; 22 pages
Abstract: The authors seek to reduce self-generated distortion in the transmitted probe of an intermodulation radar by applying Linearization by Time-Multiplexed Spectrum (LITMUS). In this technical note, an experiment is conducted to select a minimum time-multiplexing rate and an appropriate filter to accomplish LITMUS when transmitting cellular-band frequencies. This research will be followed by a wireless experiment that demonstrates an improvement in the linearity of a short-range intermodulation radar.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: September 1, 2016