Accession Number : ADD014783

Title :   Digital Spectral Normalizer.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 18 Dec 75, patented 27 Nov 90,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Assard, Gerald L

Report Date : 27 Nov 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : This patent disclose digital spectral normalizer for subtracting out the mean of an input signal to be normalized to obtain a normalized output signal. The normalizer comprises a variable gain amplifier which adjusts the input level to fall within the dynamic range of an analog to digital convertor. The output of the digital convertor propagates along two paths, i.e. one path used to drive a first digital to analog convertor which provides the analog levels to a first low pass filter to obtain the mean of the input signal and the second path used to delay the output of the digital delay line to match the inherent delay of the mean signal traveling via the first path. The delayed signal drives a second analog to digital convertor, the output of which passes through the second low pass filter of relatively high frequency, restoring the quantized waveform back to continuous analog signal. The mean signal is then subtracted from the delayed signal in the output amplifier to obtain the normalized output signal. (jhd)

Descriptors :   AMPLIFIERS, ANALOG SIGNALS, ANALOG SYSTEMS, CONVERTERS, DELAY LINES, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, DYNAMIC RANGE, GAIN, HIGH FREQUENCY, INPUT, LOW PASS FILTERS, MEAN, OUTPUT, PATENTS, PATHS, QUANTIZATION, SIGNALS, VARIABLES, WAVEFORMS

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE