responder beacon


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responder beacon

[ri′spän·dər ‚bē·kən]
(electronics)
The radar beacon that serves to emit the signals of the responder in a transponder.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

responder

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That part of a transponder that automatically transmits a reply to the interrogator-responsor. Also called a responder beacon when its function as a beacon is emphasized.
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