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Design of a C-Band Low-Noise Block Front-end for Satellite Receivers

Van Hoi Tran and Xuan Truong Nguyen and Thi Lanh Ngo and Gia Duong Bach (2016) Design of a C-Band Low-Noise Block Front-end for Satellite Receivers. International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, 11 (8). pp. 5646-5652. ISSN 0973-4562

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Abstract

This paper describes the study, design and fabrication of a C-band low-noise block front-end for satellite receivers. The front-end consists of a low-noise amplifier, two band pass filters in C-band and L-band, a down-converter and an intermediate frequency amplifier. To reduce noise figure and increase bandwidth, the low-noise amplifier was designed using T-type of matching network with negative feedback. The down-converter used a voltage controlled oscillator with phase locked loop to reduce the phase noise. The front-end converts input signals from C-band (3.4 GHz - 4.2 GHz) to the L-band (950 MHz - 1750 MHz). The low-noise block has successfully been designed and fabricated with parameters: Overall gain is greater than 60 dB; the noise figure is less than 2dB; phase noise of local oscillator obtains -107.57dBc /Hz at 50KHz.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Electronics and Communications > Electronics and Computer Engineering
Divisions:Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunications (FET)
ID Code:1584
Deposited By: Assoc/Prof Duc Tan Tran
Deposited On:23 May 2016 05:15
Last Modified:29 May 2016 10:43

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