passive corner reflector

passive corner reflector

[′pas·iv ′kȯr·nər ri‚flek·tər]
(electromagnetism)
A corner reflector that is energized by a distant transmitting antenna; used chiefly to improve the reflection of radar signals from objects that would not otherwise be good radar targets.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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