false target

false target

[¦fȯls ′tär·gət]
(electronics)
A nonexistent target which shows up on a radar scope as the result of time delay.
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The advanced countries are now using "new space-based surveillance and intelligence gathering systems, anti-satellite weapon, anti-radar, infrared decoys, and false target generators" to obtain the required results.
On the contrary, the clutter or false target appears randomly in the three-dimensional space and it is hit by inconsecutive illuminations, resulting in a false track consisting of much less points compared with the true track.
To wait any longer would be continuing to give our kids a false target," she said, noting that districts have been telling the department for several years that elementary math targets were too low.
This can reduce the energy reflected from the target to the point where the weapon cannot lock-on, or might even home onto a false target.
The open spaces saved the city from further destruction for 70 small explosive bombs fell on Leckwith Wood and Common, where the incendiaries had marked a false target for the Luftwaffe.
The MSP422 has a built-in false target recognition and rejection feature, and can be programmed to ignore the effects of stirrers, paddles or other intrusions, so avoiding false alarms and improving the reliability and credibility of the reading.
By analogy, in Batesian mimicry the model can be considered the false target and the mimic the true target.
By utilizing fast-time periodic modulation and grouped modulation, multi-line false target can be produced by DRFP (shown in Fig.
It also means that the seeker has no way to discriminate against a high-energy false target near the outer edge of the reticle.
Investigations are underway to extend the CVDL concept into a multiple false target generator.
The aim was to create chaff corridors to conceal the approach of raiding aircraft or to create false target echoes.