Abstract

The Enhanced Flight Termination System uses weak CPM as its modulation scheme and a limiter-discriminator as its demodulation scheme. A PAM representation of weak CPM was developed which representation provided the necessary componenents to build a simplified PAM-based receiver that outperformed the EFTS limiter-discriminator, even in the presence of phase noise. The PAM representation also provided a new perspective into the negative characteristics of weak CPM.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology; Electrical and Computer Engineering

Rights

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Date Submitted

2005-06-27

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd868

Keywords

PAM decomposition, range safety, Enhanced Flight Termination System, CPM, EFTS, weak CPM

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