radar coverage indicator
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radar coverage indicator[′rā‚där ¦kəv·rij ‚in·də‚kād·ər]
Device that shows how far a given aircraft should be tracked by a radar station, and also provides a reference (detection) range for quality control; takes into account aircraft size, altitude, screening angle, site elevation, type radar, antenna radiation pattern, and antenna tilt.
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