Phase locked loop of satellite communication systems receiving channels

Antennas, SHF-devices and technologies


Kuzmin R. E.

Moscow Aviation Institute (National Research University), 4, Volokolamskoe shosse, Moscow, А-80, GSP-3, 125993, Russia



The article considers the receiving channels phase synchronization method of a satellite subscriber terminal with two receiving antennas. Such a method allows us to solve the problem of raising the signal level in the subscriber system against the background of noise. For the possibility of in-phase addition of signals of two channels before demodulation, it is necessary to eliminate the phase difference between them, which arises due to the spacing of the antenna pair elements by at least a quarter of the wavelength. It guarantees the independence from noise in each of them. To eliminate the phase difference, a phase-locked loop (PLL) system of receiving channels with a quadrature modulator is employed. Such scheme is a full-fledged substitute for the phase-shifter or digital phase rotation algorithm. While working with the system model, an imitation model was constructed from two receiving channels of a satellite communication system with phase-locked auto-tuning. It is shown that the system allows increase the level of the valid output signal by implementing the PLL ring. The effect of the low-pass filter band on the system speed was studied, and the dependence of the phase error at the output from the signal-to-noise ratio was obtained. In the long term, this system can ensure the operation of both the receiving and transmitting parts of the communication module with the antenna array of several elements.


phased locked loop, phased-array antenna, quadrature, phase detector


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