background discrimination

background discrimination

[′bak‚grau̇nd dis‚krim·ə′nā·shən]
(engineering)
The ability of a measuring instrument, circuit, or other device to distinguish signal from background noise.
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Sandia National Laboratories' Portable Rotating Imager using Self-Modulation (PRISM) detector is the first system optimizing the capability to detect SNM at long range by combining scalability with background discrimination.
Beneficiaries are selected without religious or ethnic background discrimination.
The POST and RMP versions feature a microprocessor-controlled IR/UV rosette scanning seeker which sharply improves target detection, resistance to IR countermeasures and background discrimination.
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