Meaning of RADAR in English

Acronym for radio detection and ranging. 1. A radio detection system that transmits short bursts (pulses) of rf energy and detects their echos from objects (targets) such as aircraft or ships. Note: The round-trip propagation time for the echo return may be used to determine the target's range (distance from the radar's antenna ). If the transmitting antenna has a narrow beam (the usual case), the azimuth or elevation of the target may also be determined. Synonym primary radar . Contrast with secondary radar . 2. A radio detection device that provides information on range, azimuth, and/or elevation of objects. [ JP1 ] 3. A radiodetermination system based on the comparison of reference signals with radio signals reflected, or retransmitted, from the position to be determined. [ NTIA ] [ RR ]

Telecommunication standard terms English vocab.      Английский словарь стандартных телекоммуникационных терминов.