approach vector

approach vector

[ə′prōch ‚vek·tər]
(control systems)
A vector that describes the orientation of a robot gripper and points in the direction from which the gripper approaches a workpiece.
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While takeoff from runway 24 at Qleit Airport poses no concern as aircraft will be directly above open water, landing aircraft ideally requires a low altitude approach vector from above Syrian territory, he said.
It might be possible to avoid this error if corrections are made based on the angle of the CMM approach vector rather than on the basis of the calculated angle.
2.6 Misalignment and Non-Orthogonality Errors With a Flexible Probe or Incorrect Approach Vector
The error estimates developed above can significantly underestimate the full magnitude of potential problems if a flexible probe is employed, or if the approach vector is not radial because of imprecise knowledge of the center of the hole.
As a result of its negotiations with Reed Elsevier Inc., which elected to reconfigure its space on another floor and consolidate its staff, W&M had the opportunity to approach Vector, Reed's neighboring tenant, with an offer of contiguous space.
After configuring the aircraft for landing, approach vectored me to a hole in the conga line and again I found myself on final.
Milacron strives to remove all potential sources of error in the probing process by using probes comparable in length to the cutting tool and using the same approach vectors for probing as used to cut specific features.
As approach vectored us, we divvied up responsibilities.
Approach vectored the aircraft to final bearing at 12 miles.
I still hadn't adjusted my fuel when approach vectored me to final bearing.
We spent what seemed an eternity in the clouds as Approach vectored us around at 11,000 feet.