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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Caption: The Seaclad family of new-generation decoys developed by Lacroix includes both 62 and 80 mm diameter versions of Sealem Corner Reflector RF and Sealir Morphologic IR decoys, together with anti-wake and DCNS Canto electro-acoustic anti-torpedo ammunitions and the Seamosc electro-optic-laser screening/masking decoys.
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The Mk59 corner reflector decoy offers a unique countermeasure protection against the most advanced emerging RF seeking missiles.
For example, even if the hull is carefully sloped inwards, at times, the ship will roll away from the radar, briefly presenting something closer to a vertical surface (which creates a corner reflector with the water).