From testing a system’s response to interference, maximizing the power levels of Directed Energy Weapons via coherence spreading, and securely encrypting sensitive data, AWGN sources are versatile tools that can improve advanced systems.
Crest factor (CF) is the ratio of a signal's peak amplitude to its average power. Analyzing an amplifier's input and output CF values can validate linear operation or determine nonlinearities in the system.
A nonlinear amplifier will not faithfully reproduce its input signal and adds distortion to the waveform. Testing the linearity of an amplifier, therefore, is critical to maintain high-fidelity communications.
Inside a laser system’s fiber-optic cabling is a power-limiting challenge known as Stimulated Brillouin Scattering (SBS). Engineers can tackle SBS challenges with additive white Gaussian noise (AWGN) generation. during laser weapon design.
How does secondary surveillance radar (SSR) work? Why is SSR testing essential? What are ideal test instrument capabilities for accurate radar measurements? Discover the answers to these questions and more in this article.
With the digital modulation methods and pulsed modes used in modern communications, the demand for accurate, reliable, and efficient RF power measurements continues to grow for next-generation systems.