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Entry  Sat Feb 16 18:32:01 2013, yuta, Summary, RF System, phase tracker: OLTF BEATXFINEPHASE_OLTF.pngBEATYFINEPHASE_OLTF.pngphasetracker.png
    Reply  Thu Feb 28 05:54:54 2013, yuta, Update, RF System, phase tracker: calibration ALS-BEATX_FINE_PHASE_OUT.pngALS-BEATY_FINE_PHASE_OUT.png
       Reply  Thu Feb 28 06:51:17 2013, yuta, Update, RF System, phase tracker: noise level frequencynoise.png
          Reply  Sat Mar 2 20:09:12 2013, yuta, Update, RF System, phase tracker: DAQ noise limited frequencynoisewhitening.png
Message ID: 8094     Entry time: Sat Feb 16 18:32:01 2013     Reply to this: 8199
Author: yuta 
Type: Summary 
Category: RF System 
Subject: phase tracker: OLTF 

I measured openloop transfer function of the phase tracking loop for the first characterization of phase tracker.

What is phase tracker:

  See elog #6832.
  For ALS, we use delay-line frequency discriminator, but it has trade-off between sensitivity and linear range. We solved this trade-off by tacking the phase of I/Q signals.
  Figure below is the current diagram of the frequency discriminator using phase tracker.
phasetracker.png

OLTF of phase tracking loop:
  Below. UGF at 1.2 kHz, phase margin 63 deg for both BEATX and BEATY. Phase delay can be clearly explained by 61 usec delay. This delay is 1 step in 16 KHz system.
  Note that UGF depends on the amplitude of the RF input. I think this should be fixed by calculating the amplitude from I/Q signals.
  BEAT(X|Y)_PHASE_GAIN were set to 300, and I put -3dBm 100 MHz RF signal to the beatbox during the measurement.
BEATX:BEATXFINEPHASE_OLTF.png BEATY:BEATYFINEPHASE_OLTF.png

Other measurements needed:

 - Linear range: By sweeping the RF input frequency and see sensitivity dependence.
 - Bandwidth: By measuring transfer function from the modulation frequency of the RF input to phase tracker output.
 - Maximum sensitivity: Sensitivity dependence on delay-line length (see PSL_Lab #825).
 - Noise: Lock oscillator frequency with phase tracker and measure out-of-loop frequency noise with phase tracker.
 - Sensitivity to amplitude fluctuation: Modulate RF input amplitude and measure the sensitivity.

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