[time-nuts] AC Connector On HP 5061B
w3kl at w3kl.com
Fri Oct 3 21:00:12 EDT 2008
Depending on frequency, achieving the necessary phase matching surely must be achievable electrically or, at microwave frequencies, via a variable length waveguide?
I can't imagine that for a precision application one would rely on a coaxial cable maintaining it's length and its other properties.
Jeffrey K. Okamitsu, PhD, MBA
--- On Fri, 10/3/08, Bruce Griffiths <bruce.griffiths at xtra.co.nz> wrote:
From: Bruce Griffiths <bruce.griffiths at xtra.co.nz>
Subject: Re: [time-nuts] AC Connector On HP 5061B
To: "Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement" <time-nuts at febo.com>
Date: Friday, October 3, 2008, 6:57 PM
Lux, James P wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com
>> [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On Behalf Of Jeffrey Okamitsu
>> Sent: Friday, October 03, 2008 2:46 PM
>> To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement
>> Subject: Re: [time-nuts] AC Connector On HP 5061B
>> For an interferometric application, isn't it sufficient to
>> maintain constant phase difference?
>> Jeffrey K. Okamitsu, PhD, MBA
>>> Your absolutely right. The only two places that I can
>> think of, off
>>> hand, would be televison and RADAR (systems with multiple
>> Interferometers are another.
> Jeff is right, BUT, keeping constant phase difference without equal length
cables can be challenging. Consider a system I worked on which used phase
difference between 7 GHz signals received between two antennas about a meter
apart to steer a return beam at 32GHz back the same direction. And, it has to do
this while subject to temperature variations from -40 to +80C.
> James Lux, P.E.
> Task Manager, SOMD Software Defined Radios
> Flight Communications Systems Section
> Jet Propulsion Laboratory
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However for RF interferometers/bridges the phase differences have to be
accurately set, a constant phase difference isnt sufficient.
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