acquisition and tracking radar

acquisition and tracking radar

[‚ak·wə′zish·ən ən ′trak·iŋ ‚rā‚där]
(engineering)
A radar set capable of locking onto a received signal and tracking the object emitting the signal; the radar may be airborne or on the ground.

acquisition and tracking radar

A radar set that locks onto a strong signal and tracks the object reflecting the signal.
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Although not part of this current program, the EW group at Wright Laboratory has also been concerned with improving the ways which radar warning and ESM receivers detect, identify and precisely locate acquisition and tracking radars (see "US Air Force Looks to Counter Acquisition-Mode Radar Signals," JED, March 1996, p.
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