The Computer Augmented Oscilloscope System (CAOS) is a special computer terminal facility intended for laboratory experiments involving waveforms and their interpretation. The system provides digital acquisition of waveform data, system control and calibration, data analysis, and graphic and alphanumeric display. Pulse parameter determination requires the use of all system capabilities since a) hardware and software options must be chosen or controlled, b) the pulse waveform must be digitized, c) the appropriate analytical algorithms must be applied to the data and d) the results of analysis must be displayed. Specific attention is given to the algorithms required for pulse parameter determination and a new procedure for determining base and top magnitude of a pulse waveform is presented.
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