regenerative detector

regenerative detector

[rē′jen·rəd·iv di′tek·tər]
(electronics)
A vacuum-tube detector circuit in which radio-frequency energy is fed back from the anode circuit to the grid circuit to give positive feedback at the carrier frequency, thereby increasing the amplification and sensitivity of the circuit.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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