homing device


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homing device

[′hōm·iŋ di‚vīs]
(electronics)
A control device that automatically starts in the correct direction of motion or rotation to achieve a desired change, as in a remote-control tuning motor for a television receiver.
(engineering)
A device incorporated in a guided missile or the like to home it on a target.
(navigation)
A transmitter, receiver, or adapter used for homing aircraft or used by aircraft for homing purposes.
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Fifty patrol cars and the sheriff's helicopters now have devices that will alert them whenever a homing device activates, said Capt.
For a $595 fee, LoJack installs the homing device in one of 20 randomly selected places in the vehicle, Raber said.
Navy's Air Warfare Center for potential use on advanced air-to-air missiles incorporating both radar and infrared homing devices.
It will take an additional five years before the cellular industry faces an FCC mandate for homing devices that can trace calls to within about a 10th of a mile of their origin.