carrier wave

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n carrier wave a radio wave that can be modulated in order to transmit a signal
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Usage

In literature:

The carrier waved a newspaper and letter at them.
"Kit of Greenacre Farm" by Izola Forrester
We generate a blanket frequency, impressed upon the ultra carrier wave.
"Spacehounds of IPC" by Edward Elmer Smith
We must see what we are doing, so the light-rays must be heterodyned upon our carrier wave.
"Skylark Three" by Edward Elmer Smith
The radio was silent, with just the hum of the carrier wave as Krafft waited for him to continue.
"Planet of the Damned" by Harry Harrison
We can't get the carrier wave for the remote-control impulses to go very far underwater.
"Anything You Can Do ..." by Gordon Randall Garrett
Orne heard the sudden hiss of the carrier wave in his neck transceiver, but there was no voice from the monitor.
"Operation Haystack" by Frank Patrick Herbert
It could deliver a carrier-wave down to half a micro-micro-watt of any form desired, and up to the power of a nearby transmitter.
"The Machine That Saved The World" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
The EEG recording is simply fed into a gadget that modulates a carrier wave.
"The Electronic Mind Reader" by John Blaine
And it must be close by, for the intensity of the carrier wave was tremendous.
"Astounding Stories, March, 1931" by Various
Even the carrier wave is dead.
"Astounding Stories, May, 1931" by Various
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In poetry:

Carrier came down to the Loire and slew,
Till all the ways and the waves waxed red:
Bound and drowned, slaying two by two,
Maidens and young men, naked and wed.
"Les Noyades" by Algernon Charles Swinburne

In news:

The Model A0050003 PCM (pulse code modulation) channel analyzer from GAO Comm can be used to measure the PCM voice encoding and decoding performance of digital switches, carrier-wave communication devices, and VoIP components.
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In science:

When a sound wave travels in the metal, it gives rise to a collective motion of the charge carriers producing a self-consistent electromagnetic field accompanying the wave.
Electromagnetic quantum waves and their effect on the low temperature magnetoacoustic response of a quasi-two-dimensional metal
We showed that these “quantum waves” may occur at low temperatures and weak charge carriers scattering provided that the Fermi surface warping is rather pronounced (t > ωp0/q).
Electromagnetic quantum waves and their effect on the low temperature magnetoacoustic response of a quasi-two-dimensional metal
This shows that the quantum waves generated by combined effects of the lattice vibrations and the collective motions of charge carriers providing the electroneutrality of the whole system, are accompanied by magnetic oscillations of the longitudinal spin density.
Electromagnetic quantum waves and their effect on the low temperature magnetoacoustic response of a quasi-two-dimensional metal
On the other hand, when (as in gravitational-wave interferometers) the light consists of a monochromatic carrier plus signals encoded in side bands with frequency Ω = ω − ωo ≪ ωo , then for all practical purposes, ˆE (t) does self commute.
The noise in gravitational-wave detectors and other classical-force measurements is not influenced by test-mass quantization
E ) is the wave function describing an incoming (or outgoing) carrier in contact α in channel m in the absence of a modulation potential, and Jl is the l’th order Bessel function.
Photon-assisted transport in semiconductor nanostructures
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