Radar Altimeter
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Radar Altimeter

An electronic instrument which determines height above terrain during flight.

Radar Altimeter

An onboard radar for determining the altitude of an aircraft above an underlying surface.

Pulse-radar techniques measure altitude in terms of the transit time of the radar pulse; continuous-wave radar measures altitude in terms of the phase difference between the transmitted and received signals.

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Radar Altimeter has been defined 2 different ways in documents like Glossaries of BLM Surveying and Mapping Terms, Glossary of Meteorological Terms.

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