beam rider


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beam rider

[′bēm ‚rīd·ər]
(aerospace engineering)
A missile for which the guidance system consists of standard reference signals transmitted in a radar beam which enable the missile to sense its location relative to the beam, correct its course, and thereby stay on the beam.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The Trigat, it must be remembered, was to be a laser beam rider that could do without a guidance wire.