incidental modulation
  • In an RF signal, noise produced by variations of a carrier in the absence of any intended modulation. Also known as carrier noise.
  • synonym incidental AM
  • synonym incidental FM
  • synonym incidental PM
  • Amplitude modulation of a signal when frequency or phase modulation is desired. It is an abbreviation of incidental amplitude modulation. Also called incidental modulation (2), or residual AM.
  • Frequency modulation of a signal when amplitude or phase modulation is desired. It is an abbreviation of incidental frequency modulation. Also called incidental modulation (3), or residual FM.
  • Phase modulation of a signal when frequency or amplitude modulation is desired. It is an abbreviation of incidental phase modulation. Also called incidental modulation (4), or residual PM.

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