passive homing

passive homing

[′pas·iv ′hōm·iŋ]
(navigation)
The homing of an aircraft or spacecraft wherein the craft directs itself toward its destination by receiving radio emission from a base station without the necessity of initiating the transmission by sending an interrogating signal from the craft.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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