slant distance

slant distance

[′slant ‚dis·təns]
(navigation)
The straight-line distance between two points not at the same elevation as contrasted with ground distance, ground range, or the great-circle distance between the two positions. Also known as slant range.
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Whole-body average SAR values for the adult male and girl models are plotted as a function of slant distance r, in Figure 4.
In these two Figures, the behaviour of SAR can be characterized by three distinct intervals of slant distance.
f] is defined as the slant distance to the top of the model head such that the entire body (of height [H.
where r = slant distance from the centre of the antenna to the body head.
It determines range by slant distance calculation based on relative signal amplitude, a method limited by the fact that transponder power output isn't a constant, thus it's difficult to distinguish a powerful transponder at great distance from one of lesser power closer to the receiving antenna.
All that matters is the straight horizontal distance, not the slant distance up or down.