airborne profile recorder


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airborne profile recorder

[′er‚bȯrn ′prō‚fīl ri‚kȯrd·ər]
(engineering)
An electronic instrument that emits a pulsed-type radar signal from an aircraft to measure vertical distances between the aircraft and the earth's surface. Abbreviated APR. Also known as terrain profile recorder (TPR).
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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