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Wireless-coupled oscillator systems with an injection-locking signal

Abstract: A detailed analysis of wireless-coupled oscillator systems under the effect of an injection-locking signal is presented. The injection source of high spectral purity is introduced at a single node and enables a reduction of the phase-noise spectral density. Under this injection source, the behavior of the coupled system is qualitatively different from the one obtained in free-running conditions. Two cases are considered: bilateral synchronization, in which an independent source is connected to a particular system oscillator, coupled to the other oscillator elements, and unilateral synchronization, in which one of these elements is replaced by an independent source that cannot be influenced by the rest. The two cases are illustrated through the analysis of a wireless-coupled system with a star topology, such that the injection signal is introduced at the central node. The investigation involves an insightful analytical calculation of the coexisting steady-state solutions, as well as a determination of their stability and bifurcation properties and phase noise. The injection signal stabilizes the system in a large and continuous distance interval, enabling a more robust operation than in autonomous (noninjected) conditions. A coupled system operating at 2.45 GHz has been manufactured and experimentally characterized, obtaining a very good agreement between simulations and measurements.

 Autoría: Ponton M., Herrera A., Suarez A.,

 Fuente: IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 2019, 67(2), 642-658

 Editorial: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.

 Fecha de publicación: 01/02/2019

 Nº de páginas: 17

 Tipo de publicación: Artículo de Revista

 DOI: 10.1109/TMTT.2018.2884412

 ISSN: 0018-9480,1557-9670

 Proyecto español: TEC2014-60283-C3- 1-R

 Url de la publicación: https://doi.org/10.1109/TMTT.2018.2884412