Accession Number:

AD0274684

Title:

APPROXIMATE BAND-PASS LIMITER ENVELOPE DISTRIBUTIONS

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Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

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Report Date:

1962-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

An approximate distribution is computed for the envelope of sine wave plus noise after passage through a wide-band filter, limiter and narrowband filter. As the input bandwidth to the limiter increases, it is shown that the output envelope distribution converges to the usual sine wave in noise envelope distribution, without limiting, but with a definite 1.4 db loss. First-order correction terms are supplied which make it possible to compute first-order statistics for the output envelope when the output signal-to-noise ratio is on the order of one. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE