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.
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Technology development will focus on key components such as sources, optics, pointing and tracking devices and missile plume and laser sensors as well as developing advanced jamming techniques against passive homing, command line of sight, beamrider missiles and missile detection algorithms.