burn-through


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burn-through

[′bərn‚thrü]
(electronics)
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

burn-through

Operating radar in the face of jamming and similar electronic countermeasures (ECM) by virtue of high transmission power to overcome interference by the jammer. The maximum distance at which a specific radar can discern targets through the interference caused by the jammer is called the burn-through range.
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