retroreflector


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retroreflector

(ˌrɛtrəʊrɪˈflɛktə)
n
(General Physics) a device which retroreflects
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The profile incorporates side skirts, while on the rear the look is even cleaner, characterized by a sculptured retroreflector and a body colored spoiler; the exterior look is completed by 20" Mercurio rims and black painted brake calipers.
For the purpose of a simple qualitative comparison, the fabricated RTP array was placed in front of a typical ICC retroreflector and both of them were illuminated by white LED light.
Viewing angle ([upsilon]) is the angle between the driver's line of sight to the sign and retroreflector axis, which is normal to the sign surface (see Fig.
This laser beam tracks the position of a small retroreflector that sweeps across the mirror's face.
Leonhardt, "An omnidirectional retroreflector based on the transmutation of dielectric singularities," Nature Materials, Vol.
Scintillation statistics measured in an earth-space-earth retroreflector link," Appl.
A plane thin electrode can ensure a good electric contact with the polymer film and good mechanical roughness at the contact with the retroreflector of the equipment.
A Laser Retroreflector Array (LRA) helps to calibrate the precise orbit determination system and the altimeter system several times throughout the mission.
The pulses are reflected by the AP15RR retroreflector, placed on the moon surface during the Apollo 15 mission, and detected with a time resolution of 0.
of Electrical Engineering has resulted in a low-cost corner cube retroreflector (CCR) for potential use in a MEMS device.
Finally, retroreflectors had become recognized as useful optical devices, and corner cubes--the most convenient retroreflector type--were becoming commercially available.
A laser is mounted on the machine bed and a retroreflector mounted on the spindle reflects a laser beam aligned along the machine diagonal.