Published in Carden, F. F., Osborne, W. P., & Gilbert, A. L. (1970). Discrete analysis of a composite video signal. IEEE Transactions on Broadcast and Television Receivers, BTR-16(4), 352-374. doi: 10.1109/TBTR1.1970.299512 ©1970 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE. This material is presented to ensure timely dissemination of scholarly and technical work. Copyright and all rights therein are retained by authors or by other copyright holders. All persons copying this information are expected to adhere to the terms and constraints invoked by each author's copyright. In most cases, these works may not be reposted without the explicit permission of the copyright holder.


In this paper the problem of representing the composite video signal for monochromatic T. V. transmission is examined and a method for computing the required spectral bandwidth is devised suitable for computer applications. The results obtained numerically are compared to measured results and to analytical solutions for a determinate signal for special cases. Comparison is made with some "maximum horizontal resolution" methods with a resulting decrease in bandwidth requirements for most applications.