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English translation: wobble modulation, wobulation or staggering

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French term or phrase:Wobulation???
English translation:wobble modulation, wobulation or staggering
Entered by: Yolanda Broad
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10:07 Sep 27, 2000
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
French term or phrase: Wobulation???
la Gigue qui introduit une wobulation de +/﷓10% sur la période d'émission. Cette gigue répond à une exigence spécifiée par CLS-ARGOS

Has anyone come across the word "wobulation" and if so what the hell does it mean?!
Derek Johnson
wobble modulation, wobulation or staggering
Explanation:
LGDT has "wobbulator" in English for the French "wobbulateur", but not "wob(b)lation"

Using the other spelling (see below, for Termium), with a V rather than a W, it has:

Domaine(s)
télécommunication
radiocommunication

Anglais
wobble modulation (a)
Frequency modulation of a carrier at a frequency low relative to that of any subsequent amplitude modulation. (a)

ululation n f (a)
recommandé par un organisme national ou international
Modulation de fréquence d'une porteuse par une oscillation dont la fréquence fondamentale est très basse par rapport aux fréquences du signal éventuel modulant en amplitude la même porteuse. (a)

Synonyme(s):
vobulation n f (a)
recommandé par un organisme national ou international
[1970] RBT4493496

Termium translates it (but also writes it: *wobbulation*, with 2 Bs, in French):

English:Electronics
staggering s NOUN
1981-03-19

And, to help clarify the concept some more, here is Termium's entry for "vobulateur, wobbulateur, hululeur ou générateur modulé en fréquence":

English:Electrical Measurements
sweep generator s CORRECT
FM signal generator s
sweep oscillator s CORRECT,SEE RECORD
wobbulator s CORRECT,SEE RECORD
DEF - A test instrument that generates a radio-frequency voltage whose frequency varies back and forth through a given frequency range at a rapid constant rate; used to produce an input signal for circuits or devices whose frequency response is to be observed on an oscilloscope. s
DEF - for "sweep oscillator" : An oscillator in which the output frequency varies continuously and periodically between two frequency limits. s
DEF - for "wobbulator" : A device, usually mechanical, used to frequency-modulate an oscillator for test purposes. s
1982-04-07
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Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 01:13
Grading comment
Thank you so much for your time and the detailed answer.
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Summary of answers provided
naref belowxxxLia Fail
nafrequency fluctuationGraham Clark
nastrange word indeed
Evert DELOOF-SYS
nahttp://www.google.com/search?q=wobulation&hl=en&lr=&safe=off
Elisabeth Moser
nalow frequency modulationBruce Sanderson
nawobble modulation, wobulation or staggering
Yolanda Broad
nawobbleLouis RIOUAL


  

Answers


14 mins
wobble


Explanation:
This means a frequency change of a random nature ad it was translated by "wobbulation" because the correct word for a non-random frequency change is "balayage". In this case it seems to be induced by a "jigue", which is a pulse jitter.

Louis RIOUAL
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17 mins
low frequency modulation


Explanation:
Wobbulation ou Vobulation= Modulation dont la fréquence fondamentale est très basse par rapport à la fréquence porteuse.


Bruce Sanderson
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26 mins
wobble modulation, wobulation or staggering


Explanation:
LGDT has "wobbulator" in English for the French "wobbulateur", but not "wob(b)lation"

Using the other spelling (see below, for Termium), with a V rather than a W, it has:

Domaine(s)
télécommunication
radiocommunication

Anglais
wobble modulation (a)
Frequency modulation of a carrier at a frequency low relative to that of any subsequent amplitude modulation. (a)

ululation n f (a)
recommandé par un organisme national ou international
Modulation de fréquence d'une porteuse par une oscillation dont la fréquence fondamentale est très basse par rapport aux fréquences du signal éventuel modulant en amplitude la même porteuse. (a)

Synonyme(s):
vobulation n f (a)
recommandé par un organisme national ou international
[1970] RBT4493496

Termium translates it (but also writes it: *wobbulation*, with 2 Bs, in French):

English:Electronics
staggering s NOUN
1981-03-19

And, to help clarify the concept some more, here is Termium's entry for "vobulateur, wobbulateur, hululeur ou générateur modulé en fréquence":

English:Electrical Measurements
sweep generator s CORRECT
FM signal generator s
sweep oscillator s CORRECT,SEE RECORD
wobbulator s CORRECT,SEE RECORD
DEF - A test instrument that generates a radio-frequency voltage whose frequency varies back and forth through a given frequency range at a rapid constant rate; used to produce an input signal for circuits or devices whose frequency response is to be observed on an oscilloscope. s
DEF - for "sweep oscillator" : An oscillator in which the output frequency varies continuously and periodically between two frequency limits. s
DEF - for "wobbulator" : A device, usually mechanical, used to frequency-modulate an oscillator for test purposes. s
1982-04-07



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    Reference: http://www.termium.com
Yolanda Broad
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27 mins
http://www.google.com/search?q=wobulation&hl=en&lr=&safe=off


Explanation:
here are good sites to look for wobulation:http://http://www.google.com/search?q=wobulation&hl=en&lr=&s...
otherwise the answer above mine is correct, so I don't have to add.


    Reference: http://www.google.com/search?q=wobulation&hl=en&lr=&safe=off
Elisabeth Moser
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29 mins
strange word indeed


Explanation:
but I've found a site where it's been translated into English as 'wobulation' -
'Wobulation' in the following sentence explains what it's all about:
"...the Defense Department has agreed to decommission Selective Availability (SA), the "wobulation" they intentionally designed into the signals that civilians use to mess up navigation accuracy..."

Go to: www.avweb.com/articles/gpshedge.html

HTH


Evert DELOOF-SYS
Belgium
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1 hr
ref below


Explanation:
ref below


    Reference: http://www.google.com/search?q=wobulation&btnG=Google+Search
xxxLia Fail
Spain
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2 hrs
frequency fluctuation


Explanation:
from the english word to wobble

Graham Clark
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