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Duty Cycle

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  The percentage of time that a device is operating over a specified period. For example, a reader that is emitting energy to communicate with tags for 15 seconds every minute has a duty cycle of 25%.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-98