carrier wave

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a radio wave that can be modulated in order to transmit a signal

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We denote the wave vectors of the left- and right-going incident carrier waves as [k.
95, carrier wave frequency 50Hz, switching frequency 5kHz, and supply voltage amplitude [U.
Characterizing the 2001 attacks on US business and military targets as acts of religious war, scholars of religion and other contributors present essays on themes that the US administration sent out to the world on the carrier waves of the blasts.
Using NASA's Deep Space Network, Italian physicists Bruno Bertotti, Luciano Iess, and Paolo Tortora sent radio carrier waves to Cassini for many days and precisely measured the minute frequency shifts in the returned signal.
It remains unclear what determines who or which species can share carrier waves, although carrier waves can be modulated (and shared) by forming relationships with others.
He defines carrier waves as clusters of "related innovations," arising from one important invention but which, through their commercial success, exert "a much larger" influence on society.
At present, each relay station handles a maximum of six i-mode-related carrier waves, allowing six people to access the service at once via the station.
The message could be encoded in carrier waves, modulated signals like those of AM or FM transmissions, or in pulses that would carry further given the same amount of energy.
Unfortunately, FM will work only for carrier waves of high frequency, and these cannot be transmitted much beyond the horizon.