passive reflector

passive reflector

[′pas·iv ri′flek·tər]
(electromagnetism)
A flat reflector used to change the direction of a microwave or radar beam; often used on microwave relay towers to permit placement of the transmitter, repeater, and receiver equipment on the ground, rather than at the tops of towers. Also known as plane reflector.
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The active Sea-me is safer than a passive reflector in that it has a greater detection range, more consistent return, better performance in clutter, and better performance at heel.
She is the mirror who takes a kind of fierce pleasure in her uncompromising veracity and who, by rejecting the role of passive reflector for a more creative autonomy, becomes, in that same male-inscribed view, a devouring monster.
Change of radar reflex surface of a target--by certain coatings or passive reflectors radar reflex surface of a target or environment can be increased or decreased.

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