corner reflector

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corner reflector

1. A device, normally consisting of three metallic surfaces or screens perpendicular to one another, designed to act as a radar target or marker.
2. In radar interpretation, an object which, by means of multiple reflections from smooth surfaces, produces a radar return of greater magnitude than might be expected from the physical size of the object.
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When sent to the lunar surface sometime in 2016, this new retro-reflector, also known as a corner cube reflector, will be subjected to day/night temperatures that range from -300F to +260F.
An open corner cube consists of three mutually orthogonal mirrors; its optical center is at the common apex.
According to Havel's, the original EchoStim had 3 rows of 3 Corner Cube Reflectors (CCR) near the tip of the needle.
Havel's does something similar with their EchoStim and EchoBlock products using their patented Corner Cube Reflectors, or CCR marks, which indent the needle slightly making it impossible to pass wires or catheters through the cannula.