In high level modulators, the modulation takes place in the final elementof the final stage where the carrier signal is at its maximum amplitude and thus,requires a much higher amplitude modulating signal to achieve a reasonablepercent modulation.
Define image frequency.
An image frequency is any frequency other than the selected radiofrequency carrier that ,if allowed to enter a receiver and mix with the localoscillator ,will produce a cross product frequency that is equal to the intermediatefrequency.
Define Local Oscillator tracking.
Tracking is the ability of the local oscillator in a receiver to oscillate eitherabove or below the selected radio frequency carrier by an amount equal to theintermediate frequency throughout the entire radio frequency band.
Define High side injection tracking.
In high side injection tracking , the local oscillator should track above theincoming RF carrier by a fixed frequency equal to f
Define Low side injection tracking
.In low side injection tracking ,the local oscillator should track below theRF carrier by a fixed frequency equal to f
Define tracking error.How it is reduced.
The difference between the actual local oscillator frequency and thedesired frequency is called tracking error.It is reduced by a technique called threepoint tracking.
Define image frequency rejection ratio.
The image frequency rejection ratio is the measure of the ability of preselector to reject the image frequency.Mathematically ,IFRR isIFRR =(1+Q
Heterodyne means to mix two frequencies together in a nonlinear deviceor to translate one frequency to another using nonlinear mixing.
What are the disadvantages of conventional (or) double side band full carriersystem?
In conventional AM ,carrier power constitutes two thirds or more of thetotal transmotted power.This is a major drawback because the carrier contains noinformation ;the sidebands contain the information .