reference burst

reference burst

[′ref·rəns ‚bərst]
(electronics)
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The inner antenna emits a pulse called the reference burst once per revolution of the outer antenna.
Before the reference burst is present at the modulator, the output signal from the modulator appears as noise on the carrier.
Unsuccessful acquisition of the reference burst means that the demodulators are not synchronized with the TDMA burst frame and thus the information will be lost.
During precision burst preformatting, servo reference bursts are placed at the beginning and the end of the tape.

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