radar beacon
noun Date: 1945 a radar transmitter that upon receiving a radar signal emits a signal which reinforces the normal reflected signal or which introduces a code into the reflected signal especially for identification purposes

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • radar beacon — ☆ radar beacon n. a beacon with its transmitter and other components that emits radar waves for reception and display, indicating its range or bearing, or both, from a receiving set: it is usually a transponder that returns coded signals only… …   English World dictionary

  • radar beacon — noun a device that, on receiving radar signals, transmits coded signals in response to help navigators determine their position • Syn: ↑racon • Hypernyms: ↑electronic signal * * * noun : a radar transmitter that upon receiving a radar signal… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Radar Beacon — Racon (engl. für RAdar beaCON) sind Radarantwortbaken. Racons werden auf Seezeichen wie beispielsweise Fahrwassertonnen installiert. Racon Aufsatz Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • radar beacon — a radar device at a fixed location that, on receiving a radar signal, automatically transmits a particular radar signal in reply, identifying itself and enabling navigators of ships and aircraft to determine their distance and direction from it.… …   Universalium

  • radar beacon — ra′dar bea con n. elo naut. a radar device at a fixed location, used as a navigational aid • Etymology: 1940–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • radar beacon — 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 …   Military dictionary

  • radar beacon system — A radar system in which the object to be detected is fitted with cooperative equipment in the form of a radio transponder (receiver/transmitter). Radio pulses are transmitted from the searching interrogator (transmitter/receiver) site, received… …   Aviation dictionary

  • Air traffic control radar beacon system — The air traffic control radar beacon system (ATCRBS) is a system used in air traffic control (ATC) to enhance radar monitoring and separation of air traffic. ATCRBS assists ATC radars by acquiring information about the aircraft being monitored,… …   Wikipedia

  • air traffic control radar beacon system — A radar system in which the object to be detected is fitted with cooperative equipment in the form of a radar receiver/transmitter or a trans ponder. Radio pulses from the interrogator (transmitter/receiver) site are received in the cooperative… …   Aviation dictionary

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