25 February 1981 Surface Acoustic Waves: A Solution To Frequency Sorting Receivers
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SAW technology is impacting the development of frequency sorting receivers for use in the modern electronic warfare (EW) environment. SAW delay lines and filters can address the typical problems of complexity, cost, size and weight of these receivers while maintaining a high performance level in signal processing. In this paper the application of SAW filters to frequency sorting receivers is discussed and two systems currently under development are described. Each receiver uses contiguous SAW filter banks as the basis for its frequency sorting functions. The two receivers have the common purpose of detecting and analyzing short pulses. They differ in their dynamic range and resolution capabilities. The use of SAW components in these receivers has achieved a high performance level and significantly reduced volume and weight. SAW components give promise of a low-cost, rugged and reliable receiver when manufactured in quantity.
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D. E. Allen, D. E. Allen, S. H. Arneson, S. H. Arneson, F. S. Hickernell, F. S. Hickernell, } "Surface Acoustic Waves: A Solution To Frequency Sorting Receivers", Proc. SPIE 0239, Guided Wave Optical and Surface Acoustic Wave Devices: Systems and Applications, (25 February 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.959209; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.959209

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