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Title: A channelized 2nd IF/LO downconverter for the E0S Microwave Limb Sounder
Authors: LaBelle, Remi C.
Keywords: Earth Observing System (EOS)
Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS)
intermediate frequency/local oscillator (IF/LO)
Issue Date: 9-Oct-2003
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2003
Citation: IEEE European Microwave Conference, Munich, Germany, October 6-10, 2003
Abstract: The Earth Observing System (EOS) Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS) is scheduled for launch in 2004 on the EOS Aura spacecraft. The design, assembly and test of the flight 2nd Intermediate Frequency/ Local Oscillator (2nd IF/LO) subsystem for this instrument has been completed and is presented here. The 2nd IF/LO subsystem consists of 5 separate microwave assemblies, 1 for each of the 5 millimeter wave radiometer front ends, providing a total of 33 separate IF channels. Some key requirements of the subsystem are as follows: provide frequency multiplexing of overlapping or closely spaced 1st IF channels while maintaining low ripple in the passbands; generate 19 different 2nd LO frequencies, in the range of 4-20 GHz, with low phase noise and a placement resolution of 400 KHz; downconvert the 1st IF's to a common 2nd IF frequency centered at 900 MHz; minimize cost and schedule by using common designs for the 5 different assemblies wherever possible.
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