active detection system

active detection system

[′ak·tiv di′tek·shən ‚sis·təm]
(engineering)
A guidance system which emits energy as a means of detection; for example, sonar and radar.
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It is OPT's first contract with the US Navy's Littoral Expeditionary Autonomous PowerBuoy (LEAP) programme and builds on its relationship that dates back to June 2007 when OPT was awarded a pounds 1 million contract to provide autonomous PowerBuoy technology for the Navy's Deep Water Active Detection System for ocean data gathering.
With the recent achievement of grid-connection of our PowerBuoy at the Marine Corps Base in Hawaii and progress on the Navy's Deep Water Active Detection System program, we look forward to strengthening our relationship with the Navy to harness wave power for maritime security and utility applications.
The Navy's Deep Water Active Detection System ("DWADS") program is designed to utilize sophisticated data gathering and communications systems.
On the other hand, the NIST system is relatively broadband so it eliminates the problem of glint often associated with active detection systems.

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