cardinal point effect


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cardinal point effect

[′kärd·nəl ¦pȯint i′fekt]
(electronics)
The increased intensity of a line or group of returns on the radarscope occurring when the radar beam is perpendicular to the rectangular surface of a line or group of similarly aligned features in the ground pattern.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

cardinal point effect

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The increased intensity of a line or group of returns on the radarscope occurring when the radar beam is perpendicular to the rectangular surface of a line or a group of sincerely aligned features in the ground pattern.
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