wavemeter


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wavemeter

[′wāv‚mēd·ər]
(engineering)
A device for measuring the geometrical spacing between successive surfaces of equal phase in an electromagnetic wave.
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Before these signals began both broadcast and amateur waves were uncertain and often wavemeters disagreed violently.
When WWV began transmitting in the 1920s, the uncertainties of the wavemeters that were used to calibrate the station were much larger than the uncertainties introduced by the variations in HF radio propagation.
The evolution of pulsed frequency measurements started with manual measurements using wavemeters and has evolved into instruments that can automatically profile the frequency with a pulse.
Dellinger's development of a system for calibrating wavemeters.
The laboratory contains spectrum analyzers, high speed electrical and optical probe stations, microscopes, a semiconductor parameter analyzer, a spectrophotometer, lock-in amplifiers, a Ti-sapphire system and wavemeters, all under computer control.