Patent Number: 6,295,020

Title: Master frequency generator

Abstract: A system is provided for generating multiple frequencies in a specified frequency band, with a specified step size between frequencies, in which the spectral purity of the frequencies is assured. The switching speed between frequencies is very fast, limited only by the speed of the switches used. In one embodiment, only five tones are generated as the base for the rest of the synthesis, in which the relationship of the five tones is f.sub.0 +/-1/8f.sub.0 and +/-1/16f.sub.0. The subject system in one embodiment, utilizes a channel synthesizer and a doppler offset synthesizer which may be utilized in air defense systems for generating the transmit channels to be able to permit a missile seeker to transmit a signal at the appropriate frequency. In one embodiment, spectral purity is achieved by providing a number of stages of up converting, expanding, and dividing down of an input signal.

Inventors: Koechlin; Michael (Chelmsford, MA)

Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation

International Classification: H03B 21/00 (20060101); H03B 21/02 (20060101); G01S 013/00 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018