By Topic

The Capture Effect in FM Receivers

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

2 Author(s)
Leentvaar, K. ; National Defense Research organisation TNO, The Netherlands ; Flint, J.

In this paper a theoretical explanation of the capture effect is given by calculating the instantaneous frequency of the output signal of a limiter when two frequency modulated (FM) signals are present at the limiter input. When this signal is applied to a demodulator with unlimited bandwidth, the output signal of the demodulator proves to have an extreme capture effect. When however the demodulator bandwidth is limited, the capture effect is shown not be be extreme. This phenomenon is explained and possibilities are given to minimize the capture effect. Some of the results of measurements on limiters and demodulators are given in this paper; they prove that a weak capture effect can be obtained. A method of calculating the degree of capturing is included.

Published in:

Communications, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:24 ,  Issue: 5 )