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stagger

Aviation a staggered arrangement on a biplane, etc

stagger

[′stag·ər]
(communications)
Periodic error in the position of the recorded spot along a recorded facsimile line.

stagger

stagger
Positive stagger.
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A typical stagger chart.
i. The distance between the leading edge of the lower wing of the biplane and the projection of the leading edge of the upper wing onto the chord line of the lower plane. If the top wing is in advance of the lower, it is called positive stagger if behind the lower, it is negative or backward stagger.
ii. A term used in aircraft servicing where the induction of aircraft for servicing is spaced out so that there is an even workload on the agency carrying out the servicing. The induction of aircraft is, thus, staggered.
iii. An alternative EW (electronic warfare) technique to PRF (pulse repetitive frequency) jitter, in which the PRF is varied by various means involving interleaving trains separated by an offset interval.
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