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A fixed device that sends or receives, amplifies, alters, and returns a radar signal, permitting a distant receiver to determine its bearing and sometimes its range.
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(Electronics) a device for transmitting a coded radar signal in response to a signal from an aircraft or ship. The coded signal is then used by the navigator to determine his or her position. Also called: racon
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a radar device at a fixed location, used as a navigational aid.
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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.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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|Noun||1.||radar beacon - a device that, on receiving radar signals, transmits coded signals in response to help navigators determine their position|
electronic signal - a signal generated by electronic means
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