infrared beacon

infrared beacon

[¦in·frə¦red ′bē·kən]
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A source of infrared radiation used to establish a geographical reference point, the bearings of which may be determined.
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Assembled from LEGO parts and programmed in just three days (and nights), these remarkable machines competed in two events that required them to navigate around obstacles -- in one case, to find a towering coffee pot, then push or pull it toward an image of a giant mug painted on the enclosure's floor; in the other, to escape from a room and reach an infrared beacon.
Each time an ALI-SCOUT equipped car passes an infrared beacon, it transmits to the beacon stored data on its travel history since passing the last beacon.
JCIMS is composed of combat identification panels (CIPs), thermal identification panels (TIPs), and Phoenix infrared beacons.
Infrared beacons cost is very low, but on the contrary to commonly used beacons the infrared beacons provide only the information about the bearing, not the ranging.
Universal traffic management systems provide traffic information to drivers in real time using infrared beacons that conduct two-way communications with individual vehicles.
The robots have digital pheromones, digital compasses and infrared beacons so they can learn the location of the recharging station and share this with the other bots.
Meanwhile, infrared beacons mounted on the walls trigger a chimerical soundscape consisting of quotes from the poem as well as drum beats, a tolling bell and ocean noise.
Infrared beacons were installed in the vehicles carrying athletes and officials.
Running from 1992 through 1997, FAST-TRAC uses infrared beacons throughout the network to provide real-time traffic and route guidance information.
Optical sensors mounted on the head unit view panels of infrared beacons in the ceiling above the user (Photos 1, 2, Figure 1).
The BeckonIR Infrared Beacons are immune from detection by anything but the latest generation of infrared viewers, available only to friendly forces, and therefore provide unprecedented security for IFF applications.
Honda Inter-Navi TSP & Internet portal Mazda Telematics Center Navigation & traffic, safety & security Sony MobileLink Navigation & traffic Daimler-Benz ITGS Navigation & traffic, news, weather & flight information Japan Government VICS Traffic & routing info via radio, radio beacons & infrared beacons (Auto needs VICS receiver)
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