Carrier Regeneration with Costas Loop

Block Diagram of Basic Costas Loop
In this experiment, students will construct a Costas Loop and synchronize it to an incoming BPSK signal using a combination of discrete circuit blocks.
by Emona Tims
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This is lab 15 of 20 in the course, Communications Principles.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES


After completing this lab, students will be able to:
  1. Build a Costas loop
  2. Regenerate a carrier signal from carrier-less incoming signal
  3. Understand the effect of the control voltage on the VCO
  4. Appreciate the necessity of tuning the loop VCO
  5. Recover from both analog and digital signals
  6. Understand the basics of loop analysis
 

REQUIRED SKILLS

 
  • Basic proficiency using ELVIS III Instruments
  • Basic Circuits & Signals & Systems Knowledge
  • Introductory Communications Knowledge

NI ELVIS III

Engineering laboratory solution for project-based learning that combines instrumentation and embedded design with a web-driven experience, delivering a greater understanding of engineering fundamentals and system design.

Emona Communications Board for NI ELVIS III

Application board for the NI ELVIS III developed to teach introductory digital and analog communications topics using a completely hands-on approach.

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