|Publisher DOI:||10.1109/LMWC.2021.3084338||Title:||A Digital Correction Method for Increased Dynamic Range in Interferometric Six-Port Radars||Language:||English||Authors:||Krause, Sven
|Keywords:||Calibration;calibration technique;Detectors;digital correction;displacement measurement;Harmonic analysis;Radio frequency;RF signals;Schottky diodes;Six-port radar;Voltage measurement||Issue Date:||2021||Source:||IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters (in Press): (2021)||Journal:||IEEE microwave and wireless components letters||Abstract (english):||
In this paper, we demonstrate a digital correction method for extending the dynamic range of a six-port radar system based on detector diodes. An individual diode gain is considered to depend on output voltage, which can be approximated as a linear function in order to extrapolate the diode’s square-law response to higher input powers. The individual diode coefficients are extracted during an initial calibration measurement utilizing the interferometric working principle. A six-port junction in combination with power detectors based on Si Schottky diodes operating at 24 GHz has been employed to validate the concept. Reduction of the 3rd- and 5th- order harmonic of up to 35 dB and 22 dB, respectively, have been achieved at the highest input power of 8 dBm. The correction was applied for a wide range of operating conditions. As a result, the increase of phase error under large-signal and high power operation is effectively compensated and remains as low as under small-signal conditions. Thus, phase accuracy is maintained beyond the classical dynamic range of detector diodes in six-port applications so far.
|URI:||http://hdl.handle.net/11420/9728||ISSN:||1531-1309||Institute:||Hochfrequenztechnik E-3||Document Type:||Article|
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