active homing

active homing

[′ak·tiv ′hōm·iŋ]
(navigation)
The homing of an aerodynamic missile by radar, in which radio signals are transmitted from the missile to the target and reflected to the missile to direct it toward the target.
Homing in which the homing device on the missile reveals the presence of the missile to the target.
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Both an accomplished musician and an active Homing researcher, Leetta (Robinson) Homing was also a retired teacher.
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