ground return


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ground return

[′grau̇nd ri‚tərn]
(electricity)
Use of the earth as the return path for a transmission line.
(electromagnetism)
An echo received from the ground by an airborne radar set.

ground return

i. The reflection from the ground as displayed and/or recorded as an image. This normally appears as clutter on a radarscope. See ground clutter.
ii. In a radio receiver, the direct electrical connection between a circuit or component and the chassis or the earth.
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For validation of the proposed method, a 14-conductor point-to-point connected cable bundle, 1 m long, set inside a rectangular cavity which is considered as a ground return shown in Fig.
Theethayi, "On the efficacy of using ground return in the broadband power-line communications-A transmission-line analysis," IEEE Trans.
Stepwise multiple regressions (canopy height, height of median energy, ground return ratio, and canopy return ratio) were performed to predict ground-based measures of stand structure from riparian canopy structure indices (LAI).
Sensing the resistance in the circuit including pipe and ground return, the transmitter applies the proper voltage to achieve a constant current output.
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The Serial ATA connector supports three independent ground return paths.
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Local to the differential pairs, the circuit analysis assumption of an ideal global ground return path was very close to the structure of the design.
This provides an ESD or space charge ground return while limiting any fault current.