Comment on 08-032r2, SSC Profile definition
Chuck Hill
cphill at altaeng.com
Fri Jan 11 08:00:48 PST 2008
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* Chuck Hill <cphill at altaeng.com>
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All,
08-032r2 proposes the following language in section 5.3.8.1: "The slope
of the frequency deviation shall not exceed 1200 ppm/µs when averaged
over any 0.3µs (±0.01 µs) window of the SSC modulation profile." This
is confusing and imprecise.
The input waveform (the SSC profile) is a time waveform with value
corresponding to frequency and units of ppm. Call this waveform f(t).
The slope is computed by f(t)-f(t-tau) / K where K is a constant
factor, the separation in time (for SAS K=0.3uS). This is a simple
difference equation applied to the waveform that is not a low pass
filter. An averaging process is of the form: Integral from t to t-tau
of f(t) and has a strictly falling response as frequency increases, a
low pass filter.
The language of 08-032r2 leads the reader to believe the slope of the
frequency deviation is averaged, thus low pass filtered, and that is not
the intention. It also does not precisely define the required
computation as there is a time separation tau, as well as a scaling
factor K.
I offer an alternative text to replace the previously mentioned
sentence: "The slope of the frequency deviation shall not exceed 1200
ppm/µs when computed over any 0.3µs (±0.01 µs) interval of the SSC
modulation profile. The slope is computed from the difference equation
f(t)-f(t-0.3uS) / 0.3uS where f(t) is the SSC profile expressed in ppm."
Regards,
Chuck
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