acoustic homing


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acoustic homing

[ə′küs·tik ′hōm·iŋ]
(navigation)
The following of a path of acoustic energy to or toward its source or point of reflection.
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Each recorder, one containing cockpit voice recordings and the other data from the Airbus A320 jet, is attached to a beacon designed to emit acoustic homing signals for 30 days, giving search teams limited time to detect the second box.
Most torpedoes, for example, use acoustic homing, which is passive, noted TIAX (Cambridge, MA) principal Tom Fowler, inventor of towed-array fluxgate heading sensors, which are located throughout the cable of towed sonar arrays and help sonar systems better geolocate objects.