infrared homing

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infrared homing

[¦in·frə¦red ′hōm·iŋ]
(engineering)
Homing in which the target is tracked by means of its emitted infrared radiation.
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Police used heat seeking technology to pick out the trio.
MONEY is like a heat seeking missile, the Entrepreneurs Wales 2012 conference heard.
Originally developed for Javelin anti-tank heat seeking missiles, the FPA gives highly detailed information on a sample area in minutes.
The helicopter crew will use high-tech equipment to search and observe, including infra red heat seeking equipment and a highly powerful search light.
Many witnesses interviewed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) claim to have seen a streak of light rising from the ground or ocean and heading towards the aircraft, prompting speculation that a heat seeking missile struck the aircraft.
Modern missile threats use radar and heat seeking technology to home in on a target aircraft.
The heat seeking pits are situated on each side of the viper's snout.
Primary function: Heat seeking air-to-air missile, Dimensions: Length 9 ft.
One late arrowed through ball for the onrushing Ciaran Caldwell, a delightful pass that seemed to home in on Caldwell's run like a heat seeking missile, was a joy to behold.
The team will take vital search equipment with them including a camera system which can be fed into the rubble, heat seeking devices, sound location devices and sensor equipment to pick up exhaled breath in a confined space.
Since then a police helicopter using heat seeking equipment has joined the search for the Job Centre worker who failed to turn up for work.
Design of the J-MUSIC systems aims at protecting large military and commercial aircraft by ground to air heat seeking man-portable missiles (MANPADS) and will be incorporated into the company s DIRCM system.