Microwave noise standards
Sinclair, Malcolm W. Ministry of Defence, Royal Signals and Radar Establishment, Great Malvern, Worcestershire, United Kingdom.
Last reviewed:January 2020
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Electrical noise generators which produce calculable noise intensities at microwave frequencies, and which are used to calibrate other noise sources by using comparison methods. A factor limiting the performance of microwave communications and radar systems is receiver sensitivity (signal-to-noise ratio). To measure this, a reference noise source is needed. See also: Radar; Signal-to-noise ratio
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