Accession Number : ADD007757

Title :   Intelligent Automatic Gain Control Circuit.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Dickinson,John D ; Writer,Philip L

Report Date : 09 Sep 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A method and apparatus for controlling the gain of receivers in a computer-to-computer communications network using intelligence in the signal to control the receiver gain. Each of the computers in the communications network has associated therewith a transmitter and a receiver for transmitting and receiving data from one or more of the other computers in the system. Preferably, each such receiver has associated therewith an automatic gain control circuit which operates automatically to increase the gain when low level signals are received and to decrease the gain when high level signals are received. At least one of the receivers and preferably each receiver in the system has associated therewith a memory device for storing compiled data indicative of the anticipated signal level from every other transmitter in the system.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Automatic gain control, Communications networks, Low level, Memory devices, Low intensity, Level(Quantity), Computers, Intensity, Signals

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE