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Title: Signal voter

Abstract

A voter for providing a single accurate output signal that is derived from the closest two signal levels of three input signals, each of which signals represents a measurement of the same phenomena. By means of the voting circuit, the signals are first sorted by level of amplitude and then ranked as highest, middle or lowest. The highest or lowest signal that is furthest from the middle signal is rejected, while the other highest or lowest signal is selected for processing. The selected high or low signal is then averaged with the middle signal to provide the output signal.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Chatsworth, CA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Co., Huntington Beach, CA (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
863876
Patent Number(s):
4264955
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
EY-76-C-03-1108
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
signal; voter; providing; single; accurate; output; derived; closest; levels; input; signals; represents; measurement; phenomena; means; voting; circuit; sorted; level; amplitude; ranked; middle; lowest; furthest; rejected; selected; processing; averaged; provide; signal level; input signals; output signal; input signal; rate output; /700/326/327/

Citation Formats

Goodwin, Roy L. Signal voter. United States: N. p., 1981. Web.
Goodwin, Roy L. Signal voter. United States.
Goodwin, Roy L. Thu . "Signal voter". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863876.
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abstractNote = {A voter for providing a single accurate output signal that is derived from the closest two signal levels of three input signals, each of which signals represents a measurement of the same phenomena. By means of the voting circuit, the signals are first sorted by level of amplitude and then ranked as highest, middle or lowest. The highest or lowest signal that is furthest from the middle signal is rejected, while the other highest or lowest signal is selected for processing. The selected high or low signal is then averaged with the middle signal to provide the output signal.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1981},
month = {1}
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