infrared homing

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infrared homing

[¦in·frə¦red ′hōm·iŋ]
(engineering)
Homing in which the target is tracked by means of its emitted infrared radiation.
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They are guided to targets up to two miles away by a TV magnification-seeker or infra-red seeker at night.
The Hakim project entered its third -- and most ambitious -- phase in the early 1990s under the management of Britain's GEC-Marconi, who acquired that bit of the Ferranti business in this took a laser glide bomb, adapted with an infra-red seeker head, and added rocket propulsion.
Usually guided by infra-red seekers that home in on an aircraft's engine heat, they can often hit targets as high as 13,000 feet at a range of up to a few miles, and are especially dangerous to large and slow aircraft like civilian airliners and helicopters.
The HiPPAG 320 is a miniature, electronically controlled, pure air compressor and filtration system, designed as an on-board source of pure air for cooling the infra-red seekers of the warplane's air-to-air missiles.
HiPPAG 320 is a miniature, electronically-controlled compressor and filtration system, designed as an onboard source of pure air for cooling the infra-red seekers of an aircraft's air-to-air missiles.