Analog-Digital Ratio Detector.
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C
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A combined analog and digital ratio detector circuit produces a gated output whenever the average amplitude of an information pulse exceeds a fixed preset threshold in the presence of an interfering noise background. The circuit also has the capability of tracking the average value of the noise to null it out, thereby maintaining the preset signal-to-threshold ratio over a wide range of slowly varying noise amplitudes. The circuits functional breakdown is as follows 1 an input operational amplifier has a time constant related to the information pulse duration 2 a noise voltage tracking and nulling loop has a time constant related to the background noise characteristics 3 a logic interface between a system clock and a counter part of item 2 prevents racing and 4 an adjustable threshold gate sets the false alarm rate at an acceptable information retrieval probability. Author
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