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electronic scanning

[i‚lek′trän·ik ′skan·iŋ]
(electronics)
Scanning in which an electron beam, controlled by electric or magnetic fields, is swept over the area under examination, in contrast to mechanical or electromechanical scanning. Also known as electronic raster scanning.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

electronic scanning

The process of moving an aerial array electronically instead of mechanically, as in an electronically phased array radar.
An Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation Copyright © 2005 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved
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