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Tunable x-band voltage controlled oscillator using planar resonators

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posted on 2022-03-28, 00:53 authored by Jason Hodges
Oscillators are an essential component for all radio communication and radar systems. Presented here is a design for a tunable oscillator that operates from 10-12 GHz. The required background theory is presented to establish an understanding of oscillators. An award winning design of a tunable microwave oscillator is reverse engineered in an in depth manner to gain insight into the various considerations that take place in the design of a tunable microwave oscillator. The design is simulated in an Electronic Design Automation (EDA) package. The simulated results are observed and discussed. A printed circuit board (PCB) is produced and tested. The simulated results are compared against the measure results of the PCB. The reults are discussed and a conclusion is drawn.


Table of Contents

1. Introduction -- 2. Fundamentals of microwave oscillators -- 3. X-band VCO design -- 4. Implementation -- 5. Conclusion and future work 6. Abbreviations -- Appendices.


Bibliography: pages 87-88 Empirical thesis.

Awarding Institution

Macquarie University

Degree Type

Thesis bachelor honours


BSc (Hons), Macquarie University, Faculty of Science and Engineering, School of Engineering

Department, Centre or School

School of Engineering

Year of Award


Principal Supervisor

Oya Sevimli


Copyright Jason Hodges 2016. Copyright disclaimer: http://mq.edu.au/library/copyright




1 online resource (xiii, 88 pages colour illustrations)

Former Identifiers

mq:70354 http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1262867

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