radar blip

A generic term meaning variously a radar echo or radar response from an aircraft (ICAO). See echo.

Aviation dictionary. 2014.

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  • Blip enhancement — is an electronic warfare technique used to fool radar. When the radar transmits a burst of energy some of that energy is reflected off a target and is received back at the radar and processed to determine range and angle. The reflected target… …   Wikipedia

  • blip — lip n. 1. (Radar) a spot of light on a radar screen, showing the position of a reflecting surface, such as an airplane or ship. Note: this sense is also used metaphorically to mean a barely perceptible object;, Kennedy s candidacy was a mere… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blip — [blip] 1. n. an intermittently appearing light on a radar screen. □ A blip caught the controller’s eye for an instant. □ Did you see that blip, Freddy? 2. n. anything quick and insignificant; a onetime thing of little importance. □ It was nothing …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • blip — /blip/, n., v., blipped, blipping. n. 1. Also called pip. Electronics. a. a spot of light on a radar screen indicating the position of a plane, submarine, or other object. b. (loosely) any small spot of light on a display screen. 2. a brief… …   Universalium

  • blip — [blıp] n [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: From the sound of a sudden light hit] 1.) a short high electronic sound, or a flashing light on the screen of a piece of electronic equipment ▪ blips on a radar screen 2.) a short pause or change in a process or …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • blip — /blɪp/ (say blip) noun 1. a spot of light on a radar screen indicating the position of an aeroplane, submarine, or other object. 2. a brief electronic noise produced by a computer, often accompanied by a visual cue in the form of a flashing spot… …   Australian English dictionary

  • blip — [blip] n. [echoic of a brief sound] 1. a luminous image on an oscilloscope, as one on a radar screen showing the location of an aircraft, ship, etc. 2. a quick, sharp sound 3. a slight change or variation 4. a brief, temporary interruption vi.… …   English World dictionary

  • blip — ► NOUN 1) a very short high pitched sound made by an electronic device. 2) an unexpected, minor, and usually temporary deviation from a general trend. 3) a small flashing point of light on a radar screen. ► VERB (blipped, blipping) ▪ (of an… …   English terms dictionary

  • blip — (n.) 1894, in reference to a kind of popping sound, of echoic origin. Radar screen sense is from 1945. As a verb from 1924. Related: Blipped; blipping …   Etymology dictionary

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