Definitions for radomeˈreɪˌdoʊm
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a dome-shaped device used to house a radar antenna.
Origin of radome:
1940–45;b. radar and dome
radome, radar dome(noun)
a housing for a radar antenna; transparent to radio waves
A radar dome.
Origin: A blend of radar and dome originating from the 1940s.
A radome is a structural, weatherproof enclosure that protects a microwave antenna. The radome is constructed of material that minimally attenuates the electromagnetic signal transmitted or received by the antenna. In other words, the radome is transparent to radar or radio waves. Radomes protect the antenna surfaces from weather or conceal antenna electronic equipment from public view. They also protect nearby personnel from being accidentally struck by quickly-rotating antennas. Radomes can be constructed in several shapes depending upon the particular application using various construction materials. When found on fixed-wing aircraft with forward-looking radar, the nosecones often additionally serve as radomes. On rotary-wing and fixed-wing aircraft using microwave satellite for beyond-line-of-sight communication, radomes often appear as blisters on the fuselage. In addition to protection, radomes also streamline the antenna system, thus reducing drag.
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