phase-locked system

phase-locked system

[′fāz ¦läkt ‚sis·təm]
(engineering)
A radar system, having a stable local oscillator, in which information regarding the target is gained by measuring the phase shift of the echo.
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Furthermore, a phase-locked system is not necessarily steady, and the synchronization may degenerate to incoherence.
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