Date

2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree

Master of Science

Department

Electrical Engineering

First Adviser

Frey, Douglas R.

Abstract

The Super-Regenerative Receiver invented by Edwin Armstrong in 1922 provides simple but effective reception and amplification of modulated radio signals. Despite its age and the increased complexity of communication systems over the years, Super-Regenerative Receivers still find use in various specialized applications due to the simplicity and low-power consumption of the design. This paper aims to provide a thorough mathematical analysis of Super-Regenerative Receivers applied to both a system level model and an electrical band pass circuit while offering a practical implementation for receiving amplitude modulated signals to be compared with simulated results.

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