Definitions for radar beacon

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ra′dar bea`con(n.)

  1. a radar device at a fixed location, used as a navigational aid.

    Category: Electronics, Nautical, Aeronautics

Origin of radar beacon:

1940–45

Princeton's WordNet

  1. radar beacon, racon(noun)

    a device that, on receiving radar signals, transmits coded signals in response to help navigators determine their position

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. radar beacon

    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.

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