• DPSK MODULATION AND DEMODULATION USING BULK ACOUSTIC WAVE (BAW) DELAY ELEMENTS

      Krause, Lloyd O.; Reyes-Nieves, Carlos; Frazier, Ivor; Satellite Systems Division (International Foundation for Telemetering, 1986-10)
      DPSK modulation and demodulation are usually based on logical selection of the difference phase before modulation and the recovery sum phase after detection. Here, we describe an analogue procedure done directly on the PSK’d I-F. BAW delay elements are used in arrangements of feed-forward for difference modulation and of feedback for demodulation. Characteristics are described, and results of laboratory implementation tests for data rate and carrier frequency variations are given. An I-F of 60 MHz and a bit rate of 200 kHz were used as nominal values. Robust performance is indicated.