# 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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 Noun 1 carrier wave - a radio wave that can be modulated in order to transmit a signalcarrierradio emission, radio radiation, radio wave - an electromagnetic wave with a wavelength between 0.5 cm to 30,000 m
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Another major problem in acoustic channels is high delay links in comparison to the electromagnetic channels which have carrier waves with speed similar to the light speed (3 x [10.sup.8] m/s).
My interest in this debate first took root when I heard scientists and engineers talk about carrier waves and the embedded information.
It is evident that the autocorrelation component of the carrier wave is eliminated by using the quadrature channel correlation.
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.
The time-varying expressions for reference and carrier waves can be mathematically represented as follows,
The driving signal T is obtained by triangular wave modulation involving triangle carrier wave and modulating wave.
it has not only one carrier wave ([lambda]), but there are more waves ([DELTA][lambda])).
For an initially nearly monochromatic wave with a narrow spectrum the energy is concentrated at the carrier wave frequency, so that [[eta].sub.max] [approximately equal to] [absolute value of [a.sub.carrier]].
Scientific research has proven that music is a "carrier wave of consciousness," a phrase I coined in 1976.
Various reference signals may be sinusoidal third-harmonic injection sinusoidaltriangular or trapezoidal waveforms whereas the carrier wave is normally a triangular waveform of frequency kept many folds larger than the reference signal frequency [1].
Interference of the direct satellite signal with amplitude [A.sub.d] and the reflected indirect signal with amplitude [A.sub.r] cause the change of signal strength S and multipath induced carrier wave phase shift Sep of the complete received signal (direct and indirect).

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