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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.11.21): Secondary Radar/Radar Beacon (ATCRBS)

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Secondary Radar/Radar Beacon (ATCRBS)

A radar system in which the object to be detected is fitted with cooperative equipment in the form of a radio receiver/transmitter (transponder). Radar pulses transmitted from the searching transmitter/receiver (interrogator) site are received in the cooperative equipment and used to trigger a distinctive transmission from the transponder. This reply transmission, rather than a reflected signal, is then received back at the transmitter/receiver site for processing and display at an air traffic control facility.

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