range sensing

range sensing

[′rānj ‚sens·iŋ]
(engineering)
The precise measurement of the distance of a device from a robot's end effector.
(ordnance)
Observing the location of the striking or bursting point of a projectile with respect to range, and reporting it as a hit, over, short, lost, or doubtful; range sensing does not include accurate determination of distances.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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