meaconing


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meaconing

[′mē·kə·niŋ]
(electromagnetism)
A system for receiving electromagnetic signals and rebroadcasting them with the same frequency so as, for instance, to confuse navigation; a confusion reflector, such as chaff, is an example.

meaconing

A system of receiving radio beacon signals and rebroadcasting them on the same frequency to confuse navigation. A confusion reflector, such as a chaff, is another example. It is one of the methods of electronic deception. The meaconing stations cause aircraft or ground stations to receive inaccurate bearings. Meaconing is also said to occur if signals from more than one station are received simultaneously, resulting in the reception of incorrect directions.