Noise factor

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A figure defined for a receiver as the ratio of the noise at the output of the practical receiver and the noise output of an ideal receiver at standard temperature T0 (290° K). The noise factor is in practice defined as the Signal-to-Noise ratio at the input divided by the Signal-to-Noise ratio at the output of a receiver.

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EUROCONTROL (1997) "Radar Sensor Performance Analysis", doc. SUR.ET1.ST03.1000-STD-01-01

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