homing beacon

homing beacon
A beacon providing homing guidance. Also called a homer.

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  • Homing beacon — A homing beacon is a device that allows the user to track a ship, an animal, or another individual. Depending on the beacon, the range can be as short as a hundred meters, or, in science fiction, allow for tracking a ship through hyperspace.ee… …   Wikipedia

  • Homing — is the process of determining the location of the source of a transmission. A beacon that transmits a signal for the purpose of being homed is called a homing beacon or, simply, a homer. See also distress radiobeacon.More specifically, it may… …   Wikipedia

  • homing — /hoh ming/, adj. 1. capable of returning home, usually over a great distance: We saw the homing birds at dusk. 2. guiding or directing homeward or to a destination, esp. by mechanical means: the homing instinct; a homing beacon. [1860 65; HOME +… …   Universalium

  • beacon — n. 1) a homing; landing; radar; radio; rotating beacon 2) (BE) a Belisha beacon ( a light marking a pedestrian crossing ) 3) a beacon to (to serve as a beacon to others) * * * [ biːkən] landing radar radio: rotating beacon a homing (BE) a Belisha …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Non-directional beacon — Radio Tower of NKR Leimen Ochsenbach, Germany This symbol denotes an NDB on an aeronaut …   Wikipedia

  • Personal Locator Beacon — Verschiedene Notfunkbaken Eine Notfunkbake (engl. emergency position indicating radio beacon, EPIRB) ist ein kleiner Funksender, mit dessen Hilfe Satelliten oder Search and Rescue Einsatzkräfte rettungsbedürftige Schiffe, Personen oder Flugzeuge… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • personal locator beacon — An emergency radio locator beacon with a two way speech facility carried by crew members, either on their person or in their survival equipment, and capable of providing homing signals to assist search and rescue operations. Also called PLB. See… …   Military dictionary

  • personal locator beacon — An emergency radio locator beacon used normally with a two way speech facility. The beacon is carried by crewmembers, either on their person or in their survival equipment, and can provide homing signals to assist search and rescue operations.… …   Aviation dictionary

  • nondirectional beacon — A radio navigational aid that enables the pilot to obtain his bearing from a transmitting station. A transmitter operating in long or medium wave frequencies, or even in UHFs (ultrahigh frequencies), with the code of the station superimposed on… …   Aviation dictionary

  • Distress radiobeacon — PLB redirects here. For other uses, see PLB (disambiguation). Emergency position indicating radio beacons or EPIRBs Distress radio beacons, also known as emergency beacons, ELT or EPIRB, are tracking transmitters which aid in the detection and… …   Wikipedia

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