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.
This three-layer fabric will be available in new colors and include RECCO[TM], a passive reflector integrated into the jacket and pants to help ski areas, heli-ski operators, and search and rescue teams detect subjects wearing the reflector.
The US Navy and Army, Sandia, Boeing, Vox Populi, Lockheed Martin, Cambridge University, RPM Productura, and others have all chosen active marker systems to increase their productivity while reducing marker swap problems suffered by the older, lower resolution and lower speed passive reflector systems.
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.
Used with carrier-class devices, such as the Canopy Wireless Broadband Platform from Motorola, the system can provide robust last-mile transport and tunneling across distances of up to two miles, or up to 35 miles with Canopy backhaul radios using installed passive reflectors.