DOVAP

DOVAP
\\ˈdōˌvap\ noun (-s)
Etymology: Doppler velocity and position
: a method of tracking long-range missiles that utilizes continuous radio waves and the Doppler effect

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/doh"vap/, n.
Electronics. a system for plotting the trajectory of a missile or other rapidly moving long-range object by means of the Doppler effect exhibited by radio waves bounced off the object. Cf. Doppler radar.
[Do(ppler) V(elocity) a(nd) P(osition)]

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do|vap «DOH vap», noun.
a method for determining the velocity and position of a moving object, especially a missile, rocket, or aircraft, by means of radio signals which are sent out in a certain frequency, received and returned by the moving object, and then interpreted in accordance with the Doppler effect.
[< Do (ppler) v (elocity) a (nd) p (osition)]
DoVAP (no periods),
dovap; Doppler velocity and position.

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