San Antonio, Texas
June 10, 2012
June 10, 2012
June 13, 2012
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A Cost Effective and User Friendly Spectrum Analyzer for Educational EnvironmentAbstractThis paper presents the design of an inexpensive and user friendly spectrum analyzer. This isaccomplished by utilizing a variable switched capacitive filtering system in conjunction withsome commonly used integrated circuits. The resulting system exhibits twelve spectral bandswith constant gain and constant quality factor through the entire spectrum. Although the designconsiders only twelve spectral bands, with simple modifications the proposed technique can beexpanded to any desired bands. The primary intention of this paper is to provide a simple methodto build and utilize such an instrument in educational laboratories. Commercially availablespectrum analyzers are very expensive and not feasible for underdeveloped courtiers with limitedresources to obtain such expensive instruments.
Rahrooh, A., & Buchanan, W. W., & Mossayebi, F. (2012, June), A Cost-effective and User-friendly Spectrum Analyzer for Educational Environment Paper presented at 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Texas. 10.18260/1-2--20792
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