automatic picture-transmission system

automatic picture-transmission system

[¦ȯd·ə¦mad·ik ′pik·chər tranz′mish·ən ‚sis·təm]
(electronics)
A system in which a meteorological satellite continuously scans and transmits a view of a transverse swath directly beneath it; transmissions can be recorded by simple ground equipment to reconstruct an image of the cloud patterns within a thousand kilometers of the ground station. Abbreviated APT system.
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