Definitions for radar beacon
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a radar device at a fixed location, used as a navigational aid.
Category: Electronics, Nautical, Aeronautics
Origin of radar beacon:
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
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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