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Polarization Tracking of a Partially Coherent Signal Using a Double Loop

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1 Author(s)
Ohlson, John E. ; Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, Calif

We consider the problem of simultaneously estimating the phase and polarization angles of a linearly polarized electromagnetic wave. The solution of this problem has applications to space communications and ionospheric probing. The nonlinear stochastic characteristics of a cross-coupled double-loop implementation for the tracker are evaluated using the multidimensional Fokker-Planck equation. The exact stationary probability density is found for a special case of equal signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) in the two loops. The stationary probability density is obtained for a general class of double loops when the two loop bandwidths differ greatly.

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Communications, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:23 ,  Issue: 9 )