slewing


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slewing

[′slü·iŋ]
(engineering)
Moving a radar antenna or a sonar transducer rapidly in a horizontal or vertical direction, or both.
(navigation)
In sea ice navigation, the act of forcing a ship through ice by pushing apart adjoining ice floes.

slewing

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i. Of a gyro, the rotation of the spin axis caused by applying torque about the axis of rotation.
ii. In radar, changing the scale on the display.
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SkySensor's internal software allows you to store up to 10 different observing setups, which can include not only your geographic location but also parameters such as maximum slewing speed (to control noise and power consumption), polar-aligned versus nonaligned mode, backlash compensation values, guide speeds, Sun avoidance, and limits to azimuth or altitude travel.
You can add a new object either by entering its coordinates from the keypad or by slewing to the object, then hitting the Store button, a nifty shortcut.
Kaydon invented the thin section bearing and is a leading supplier of thin section, slewing ring, and remanufactured bearings.
Slewing bearings are essential to the functioning of a wind turbine.
ThyssenKrupp is one of the world's leading suppliers of slewing bearings.
They lasted for many weeks' worth of occasional viewing nights - better than the 24-hour lifetime specified in the manual, but only if high-speed slewing was kept to a minimum.
ALIGN is for performing the initial two-star initialization, which is necessary for all the automatic slewing and altazimuth-tracking features to work.
The latter was important when I was setting up the telescope in equatorial mode since slewing the test telescope to +89.
The Ultima's computer knows the position of the Sun and planets, but slewing to them automatically requires inputting the current date each night, a simple procedure.
Pressing the "enter" button while this information is scrolling across the LED display sends the Ultima slewing at high speed to the target.
For objects far across the sky, I found motorized slewing never took more than 35 Seconds to complete, counting the high-speed move, then the final slowspeed fine pointing.
A noteworthy feature is the Ultima's quiet slewing.