minimum detectable signal


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minimum detectable signal

[′min·ə·məm di′tek·tə·bəl ′sig·nəl]
(electromagnetism)
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The MDS represents the minimum detectable signal and SNRdemod describes a SNR required from a digital baseband-demodulator.
Reducing this noise would result in a reduction of the minimum detectable signal and, therefore, an improvement in the overall range of the radar.
Due to the SNR requirement of 12 dB, the minimum detectable signal will need to be -72 dBm, (-60 dBm - 12 dB).

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