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received power[ri′sēvd ′pau̇·ər]
The total power received at an antenna from a signal, such as a radar target signal.
In a mobile communications system, the root-mean-square value of power delivered to a load which properly terminates an isotropic reference antenna.
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The radar energy returned to a radar by a target. The amount of this energy is called received power. Also called a video signal or a target signal.
The radar energy returned to a radar by a target. Also called an echo signal or a video signal. The amount of this energy is called received power. The size of the echo on the PPI (plan position indicator) is a direct function of the received power. See echo.
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