radio detection and ranging


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Noun1.radio detection and ranging - measuring instrument in which the echo of a pulse of microwave radiation is used to detect and locate distant objectsradio detection and ranging - measuring instrument in which the echo of a pulse of microwave radiation is used to detect and locate distant objects
dish aerial, dish antenna, saucer, dish - directional antenna consisting of a parabolic reflector for microwave or radio frequency radiation
Doppler radar - radar that uses the Doppler shift to measure velocity
early warning radar - a radar that is part of an early warning system
measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system - instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something
cathode-ray oscilloscope, CRO, oscilloscope, scope - electronic equipment that provides visual images of varying electrical quantities
pulse generator - a generator of single or multiple voltage pulses; usually adjustable for pulse rate
3d radar, three-dimensional radar - radar that will report altitude as well as azimuth and distance of a target
wave guide, waveguide - a hollow metal conductor that provides a path to guide microwaves; used in radar
weather radar - radar that is able to detect clouds and precipitation
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New advances in radio detection and ranging technology have led to a wide variety of different applications: this book discusses its adaptation to new markets and offers keys to scenarios, requirements and limitations alike, making it a key acquisition for any engineering collection strong in radar technology.
The word radar comes from "radio detection and ranging," and these systems don't give a distance reading.
The system was called radio detection and ranging, abbreviated to ra.
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