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RADIO SEXTANT [1 record]

Record 1 2010-02-22


Subject field(s)
  • Facilities and Instruments (Astronomy)
  • Air Navigation Aids

An antenna with a high-resolution beam pattern that measures the angle between local direction references and an astronomical radio signal source such as an artificial satellite, the sun, the moon, or a radio star.

Key term(s)
  • radiosextant


  • Installations et instruments (Astronomie)
  • Aides à la navigation aérienne

Instrument permettant la mesure de la hauteur des corps célestes au-dessus de l'horizon et utilisant non pas le rayonnement lumineux de ces corps célestes, mais leur rayonnement radio(électrique).

Key term(s)
  • radio-sextant


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