Foster–Seeley discriminator The Foster–Seeley discriminator[1][2] is a common type of FM detector circuit, invented in by Dudley E. Foster[3] and Stuart. FOSTER-SEELEY DISCRIMINATOR The FOSTER-SEELEY DISCRIMINATOR is also known as the PHASE-SHIFT DISCRIMINATOR. It uses a double-tuned rf. Foster Seeley Discriminator – Download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online. foster.

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This is much lower than that required for limiter saturation and less gain is required from preceding stages. As the fm signal is applied to the tank circuit in view Bthe output amplitude of the signal varies as its frequency swings closer to, or further from, the resonant frequency of the tank. The elements of this tube seely shown in figure What type of impedance does the tank circuit have above resonance? Foster [3] and Stuart William Seeley.

At the quadrature grid the voltage across C3 lags the current which produces it [view C ]. If the input equals the carrier frequency, the two halves of the tuned transformer circuit produce the same rectified voltage and the output is zero.

In analog frequency modulation, such as FM radio broadcasting of an audio signal representing voice or music, the instantaneous frequency deviation, the difference between the frequency of the carrier and its center frequency, is proportional to the modulating signal. The vector sum of e1 and Ep is larger than that of e2 and Ep.

Above the center frequency, diode CR1 conducts more than diode CR2. For parasites, the frequent contact, high population density and low genetic variability makes social groups of organisms a promising target for infection: Diode CR2 conducts more than diode CR1 below the center frequency. The input tank capacitor C1 and the primary of transformer T1 L1 are tuned to the center frequency of the fm signal to be demodulated.


During the negative half cycle of the input signal, the diodes are reverse biased and C5 helps maintain a constant output. The vector sum of Ep and e2 is less than that of Ep and e1. When the tuned circuit is operated at a frequency lower than resonance, the capacitive reactance increases and the inductive reactance decreases.

Because the quadrature grid has the same conduction and cutoff levels as the limiter grid, the resultant current waveform will be transformed into a square wave. Amplitude modulation suppression Sedley large value reservoir capacitor C4 a Resistors R3 and R4 are the load resistors and are bypassed by C3 and C4 to remove rf.

Instead, you will study the resulting current flows and polarities on simplified schematic diagrams of the detector circuit.

Foster Seeley Discriminator: FM detector / demodulator

When an un-modulated carrier is applied at the centre frequency, both diodes conduct, to produce equal and opposite voltages across their respective load resistors. Detector radio topic In radio, a detector is a device or circuit that extracts information from a modulated radio frequency current or voltage.

Secondary current lags the primary tank voltage, ep. As the frequency of the input changes, the balance between the two halves of the transformer secondary changes, and the result is a voltage proportional to the frequency deviation of the carrier.

View A is the fm input signal. As with any circuit there are a number of advantages and disadvantages to be considered when choosing between the various techniques available for FM demodulation. The output voltage is 0 when the input frequency is equal to the center frequency.

Contract was awarded 9 months later, Invented in by Dudley E. Build More-Effective Smart Devices: When a series-tuned circuit operates at a frequency above resonance, the inductive reactance of the coil increases and the capacitive reactance of the capacitor decreases. The difference in charge across C5 is so slight that it is not discernible in the output.

This tank circuit L3 and C3 is tuned to the center frequency of the received fm signal so that it will oscillate at that frequency. R1 and R2 are not always necessary but are usually used when the back reverse bias resistance of the two disdriminator is different. Point A to point D equals -2 volts. Frequency Modulation Tutorial Includes: Retrieved from ” https: Inwhile attempting to remove “ghost” signals from an experimental television system, Seeley realized that he could measure distances by time differences in radio reception.


Below resonance the tank acts like a capacitor discriminqtor the secondary current leads primary tank voltage ep. This gives a signal that is 90 degrees out of phase.

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The circuit was envisioned for automatic frequency control of receivers, but also found application in demodulating an FM signal. Since coupling capacitor C8 has negligible reactance at the input frequency, RF choke L3 is effectively in parallel with the primary tank circuit.

The current flowing in the tank causes voltage drops across each half of the balanced secondary winding of transformer T1. As the input frequency decreases, the opposite action takes place.

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