Accession Number : ADD002952

Title :   Logarithmic Statistical Distribution Analyser.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Schomer,Paul D

Report Date : 04 Dec 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : The patent application generally relates to statistical distribution analysers and, more particularly, to analysers which measure the distributions of discrete levels of signals on a logarithmic scale, such as decibels. A conventional type meter which employs a scaling amplifier in series with weighted filters, a true RMS detector and time averager is used to detect the variable level and convert it to an analogue voltage of magnitude proportional to the magnitude of the variable at any given instant. The voltage signal is then passed through a scaling amplifier to an analogue to digital converter. The converter is controlled by a timer with an adjustable rate in such a way that the converter output is pulsed. Each level of the digital output is connected to a counter. Since each level corresponds to a discrete range of magnitudes of the variable, the percent time within a given discrete range can be calculated from the ratio of the pulses counted at a given level to the total number of samples taken.

Descriptors :   *Signal processing, *Statistical distributions, *Analog to digital converters, Analyzers

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE