radar beacon meaning

  "radar beacon" in a sentence
  • Noun: radar beacon  'reydaa(r) 'beekun
    1. A device that, on receiving radar signals, transmits coded signals in response to help navigators determine their position
      - racon

    Derived forms: radar beacons

    Type of: electronic signal

  • [Defence]
    A receiver-transmitter combination that sends out a coded signal when triggered by the proper type of pulse, enabling determination of range and bearing information by the interrogating station or aircraft.
    Also called RB.

  • [Electronics]
    A radar transceiver that, on receipt of radar signals, transmits encoded signals from which the operator can take a bearing.


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  1. Some have sound signals, radar beacons, and elaborate power systems.
  2. In modern terms it was a type of Radar beacon ( racon)
  3. The ground radar systems had to be compatible with the spacecraft radar beacons.
  4. Colombia, also in Category 2, improved its national system of radar beacons.
  5. Precise landing would be supported by a radar beacon started by the first lander.

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