radio transponder

radio transponder

[′rād·ē·ō tran′spän·dər]
(electronics)
A transponder which receives and transmits radio waves, in contrast to a sonar transponder, which receives and transmits acoustic waves.
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NASA's current guidance states:The organization's original diagnosis of the Image mission failure blamed the "instant trip" of the solid state power controller, which supplied power to its radio transponder.
Jotron UK's gift included safety items such as new waterproof VHF emergency radios and a search and rescue radio transponder.
The idea is that a radio transponder embedded in luggage tags will communicate with airport personnel via antennas placed in baggage areas.
I know this sounds fancy, but it was a weather balloon--you know one you blow up with helium on the ground--and then they tied a radio transponder package to it.
The microchip helps identify animals by acting as a miniature radio transponder with a unique code.
The microchip itself is a small radio transponder unit that transmits a radio signal carrying a 10-digit identification code back to the external reader whenever it receives on its antenna a radio frequency signal from the reader.
RFID Chain tags provide an electronic interface via an internal radio transponder to computer driven inspection systems and asset tracking programs.
The bill would also encourage manufacturers to use ``smart gun'' technology, in which a weapon only fires for someone carrying or wearing a tiny radio transponder matched to the gun.
The cylinder contains a miniature radio transponder carrying an identification number.
use Speedpass, a miniature radio transponder attached to customer key chains or affixed to their vehicles' rear window which automatically charges fuel purchases to a designated credit or check card.
Project Wing, a part of Alphabet-owned X and founded by Google, plans on attaching radio transponders to its drones that will transmit its location details to other aircraft and to controllers.
The study took place between 2006 and 2008, with birds being fitted with tiny radio transponders that were detected each time an individual visited the nest in order to feed the chicks.