noise factor


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noise factor

[′nȯiz ‚fak·tər]
(electronics)
The ratio of the total noise power per unit bandwidth at the output of a system to the portion of the noise power that is due to the input termination, at the standard noise temperature of 290 K. Also known as noise figure.
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Therefore, the noise factors and levels chosen for the optimization testing resulted in two noise conditions: High and low airflow with all test runs at the largest diffuser inlet diameter.
It should be noted that the N values in the calculation of S/N ratio is the 'Average Noise Factor (N)' calculated in table 4.
and so harsh that we had to stop shooting KBC at times, because of the noise factor.
The first step in tolerance design is to determine the contribution of each noise factor to the variation; to know which noise factors were the causes of large variance.
Conventional vehicles use their diesel engines to power these operations which limits the hours in which waste can be collected because of the noise factor.
Main reason was the noise factor to those living nearby.
Offensive tackle Geoff Schwartz said the Ducks may be able to lessen the noise factor by their play.
Finally, can't some work be done at weekends as long as there's not much of a noise factor
Then there is the noise factor, the course will be heaving with an enthusiastic and excitable crowd.
He said: "The noise factor is something you have to deal with.
Ros Beck said: "There has been so much talk about the great noise factor but I would just like to make the observation that the people living around Birmingham Airport have chosen to live there, whereas the people living around here bought their homes because it was peaceful and tranquil.
In its distinctive, high-ceilinged dining room in Calabasas, stone-patterned tabletops have been covered by crisp white linens and walls by grasscloth, sensibly dulling the noise factor while giving the room a more serious-about-dining look.