coherent detector

coherent detector

[kō′hir·ənt di′tek·tər]
(electronics)
A detector used in moving-target indicator radar to give an output-signal amplitude that depends on the phase of the echo signal instead of on its strength, as required for a display that shows only moving targets.
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A coherent detector reads both an optical electrical field and an intensity field, detecting the square of the field.
A separate automatic system that achieved this with a coherent detector arrangement to match the gain of the DC FM path and the VCO path is described in reference 9.
The 320 MHz IF signal is amplified and fed to the coherent detector.

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