jamming


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Idioms, Wikipedia.
Related to jamming: culture jamming

jamming

[′jam·iŋ]
(electronics)
Radiation or reradiation of electromagnetic waves so as to impair the usefulness of a specific segment of the radio spectrum that is being used by the enemy for communication or radar. Also known as active jamming; electronic jamming.

jamming

Electronic or mechanical interference that may disrupt the display of aircraft on radar or the transmission or reception of radio communication or radio navigation signals. Radar, communications equipment, and navigational aids can be jammed. Jamming is a major activity in electronic warfare.
References in periodicals archive ?
Sweep jamming within a frequency range is a compromise between wideband and narrow-band jamming.
Since the company's inception in 1986, Mayflower has developed and patented advanced GPS anti-jam technologies and products, such as adaptive temporal filter (ATF), adaptive spatial filter (ASF) and combined adaptive spatial-temporal filter (ASTF) to mitigate both narrowband and wideband GPS jamming threats.
The program's intent is to realize accurate navigation and guidance capability in the presence of GPS jamming at a much lower cost by integrating a set of components whose costs have been driven down by the competition resulting from high volume commercial applications.