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Communications Receiver Performance Degradation Handbook

Report ID: 
JSC CR-06-072
November 01, 2006

The purpose of this handbook is to provide the radio frequency (RF) analyst with the capability to calculate the effects of noise and interference on RF communications receivers. A receiver is modeled as a sequence of modules. Each module has a transfer function that relates the module outputs to the module inputs. By consecutively analyzing each module in the sequence, the analyst can then relate the receiver outputs (performance) to the receiver inputs (signal characteristics).