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A Characterization of Saw Filters’ Vibrational Sensitivity

MBDA Italia S.P.A., Via Monte Flavio, 45-00131 Roma, Italy
Vibration 2018, 1(1), 41-55; https://doi.org/10.3390/vibration1010004
Received: 27 December 2017 / Revised: 1 February 2018 / Accepted: 27 February 2018 / Published: 1 March 2018
A novel characterization method for discrete saw filters’ vibrational sensitivity is presented. The proposed approach allows the characterization of filters under vibrations and the extraction of a behavioural model. Filters are assumed to be transducers so that external induced vibrational energy is partially transformed in an undesired simultaneous amplitude and phase modulation of the input RF signal. When the filter is mechanically excited with vibrations, it introduces spurious amplitude and phase modulation to the input signal that can potentially affect the link quality. View Full-Text
Keywords: microwave filters; vibration sensitivity; acoustic noise microwave filters; vibration sensitivity; acoustic noise
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Rossi, M. A Characterization of Saw Filters’ Vibrational Sensitivity. Vibration 2018, 1, 41-55.

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