carrier wave


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carrier wave

n.
An electromagnetic wave that can be modulated, as in frequency, amplitude, or phase, to transmit speech, music, images, or other signals.

carrier wave

n
(Electronics) a wave of fixed amplitude and frequency that is modulated in amplitude, frequency, or phase in order to carry a signal in radio transmission, etc. See amplitude modulation, frequency modulation
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Noun1.carrier wave - a radio wave that can be modulated in order to transmit a signal
radio emission, radio radiation, radio wave - an electromagnetic wave with a wavelength between 0.5 cm to 30,000 m
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They used this concept of an oblique carrier wave to expose photographic plates, having recently come across a reference to Denis Gabor's work on holography.
it has not only one carrier wave ([lambda]), but there are more waves ([DELTA][lambda])).
Next, in contrast to the conventional theoretical approach that uses the single Gaussian pulse as a primary model task, the practical engineering approach is reasonable to develop on the basis of the model task of rectangular pulse with a harmonic carrier wave.
In addition, we observe that the carrier wave of the newly developed pulses has a considerably longer wavelength than that of the original ones.
The algorithm made up by lines from 01 to 08 is the so-called first carrier wave and it is similar to the Monte Carlo optimization technique, which converges slowly and obtains the global optimum with low probability.
Little vibrations from my larynx transformed by a microphone into electrical pulses in a wire, modulated on a carrier wave and beamed into the atmosphere to be captured as sound waves from a speaker in some guy's car.
JASWINDER BOLINA is author of Carrier Wave, winner of-the 2006
My philosophy on dealing with an arcane subject such as laboratory informatics is to use my myriad of fife stories as a carrier wave for poignant project elements that can often spell disaster and doom for companies .
The peak contains the highest super waving frequencies and amplitudes of inner waves, whose stability is maintained at a maximum by the peak of the carrier wave.
In theory, a nanoscale rod could vibrate at the frequency used as the carrier wave for a cell phone.