Alexander Melzer, Florian Starzer, Herbert Jäger, Mario Huemer,
"On-Chip Delay Line for Extraction of Decorrelated Phase Noise in FMCW Radar Transceiver MMICs"
, in IEEE: Proceedings of the 23rd Austrian Workshop on Microelectronics (Austrochip 2015), Seite(n) 31-35, 9-2015, ISBN: 978-1-4673-9274-7
On-Chip Delay Line for Extraction of Decorrelated Phase Noise in FMCW Radar Transceiver MMICs
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Proceedings of the 23rd Austrian Workshop on Microelectronics (Austrochip 2015)
Estimation of phase noise (PN) has become economically feasible for integration in many of today's semiconductors. Several contributions propose concepts that obtain a good estimate of the PN's power spectrum without even requiring a reference oscillator. Differently, in this work we aim to estimate the time domain representation of the residual PN in the intermediate frequency domain of a frequency modulated continuous wave (FMCW) radar transceiver. For that, an artificial on-chip target is utilized, which is to be incorporated into an existing monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC). The estimated decorrelated phase noise is required for cancelation of short-range leakage originating from an unwanted signal reflection superimposing the overall channel response of the radar. We determine the minimum required delay such that the residual PN of the on-chip target exceeds the intrinsic noise. Further, three different realizations of the delay line in the MMIC are compared. We verify our analytical derivations with a full FMCW radar system simulation.