travelling wave


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travelling wave

n
(General Physics)
a. a wave carrying energy away from its source
b. (as modifier): a travelling-wave aerial.
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Noun1.travelling wave - a wave in which the medium moves in the direction of propagation of the wavetravelling wave - a wave in which the medium moves in the direction of propagation of the wave
undulation, wave - (physics) a movement up and down or back and forth
solitary wave, soliton, soliton wave - (physics) a quantum of energy or quasiparticle that can be propagated as a traveling wave in nonlinear systems and is neither preceded nor followed by another such disturbance; does not obey the superposition principle and does not dissipate; "soliton waves can travel long distances with little loss of energy or structure"
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This contract is for Ku and Ka-band high-power travelling wave tube amplifiers (TWTAs) for a transportable satellite communications ground system.
Thales Alenia Space has signed two contracts with The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) concerning the delivery of transponders and the travelling wave tube amplifiers for the Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem (PACE) and Wide Field InfraRed Survey Telescope (WFIRST) missions.
On the basis of product type, the ultrasonic motor market can be segmented into standing wave type and travelling wave type.
The standard DNLS, arising for [mathematical expression not reproducible], is known to support periodic travelling wave solutions (see, e.g., [29]).
Abdelaziz, "Travelling wave solutions for the burgers equation and the korteweg-de vries equation with variable coefficients using the generalized (G'/G)-expansion method," Zeitschrift fur Naturforschung--Section A Journal of Physical Sciences, vol.
Dunbar, "Travelling wave solutions of diffusive Lotka-Volterra equations," Journal of Mathematical Biology, vol.
Human reaction times can cause a backwards travelling wave. The first driver to respond to an event on the road brakes, the person behind, due to reaction time, brakes a fraction of a second later and has to brake a little harder to avoid hitting the person in front, the person behind them has to brake harder still, and somewhere down the backward wave the traffic comes to a complete halt.
The travelling wave thermoacoustic refrigerator (TWTR), designed by a research team at Tokai University, consists of three etched stainless steel mesh regenerators installed within the prime mover loop and one in the refrigerator loop.
Burnett, "A study of power line response to lightning using GPS based travelling wave fault locators and the US national lightning detection network," in Proceedings of the Fault and Disturbance Analysis and Precise Measurements Power Systems Conference, Arlington, Va, USA, 1996.
Closed and quasi-closed yoke configurations for travelling wave induction heaters.
LUSMs utilizing bending modes of a beam were proposed under direct inspiration of the idea of the disk type travelling wave rotary USM.