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PEDESTAL

1. The support for a column. 2. A metal support carrying one end of a bridge truss or girder and transmitting any load to the top of a pier or abutment. 3. See blanking level. 4. A supporting part or the base of an upright structure, such as a radar antenna.

PANTOGRAPHY

System for transmitting and automatically recording radar data from an indicator to a remote point.

PANORAMIC RADAR

Nonscanning radar which transmits signals over a wide beam in the direction of interest.

OVERLAP RADAR

Radar located in one sector whose area of useful radar coverage includes a portion of another sector.

NUTATOR

A mechanical or electrical device used to move a radar beam in a circular, conical, spiral, or other manner periodically to obtain greater air surveillance than could be obtained with a stationary beam.

NOTCH

1. Rectangular depression extending below the sweep line of the radar indicator in some types of equipment. 2. A Vshaped indentation or cut in a surface or edge.

MULTISTATIC RADAR

Radar in which successive antenna lobes are sequentially engaged to provide a tracking capability without physical movement of the antenna.

MONOPULSE RADAR

Radar in which directional information is obtained with high precision by using a receiving antenna system having two or more partially overlapping lobes in the radiation patterns.

MISSILE SITE RADAR

Phased array radar located at a missile launch area to provide a guidance link with interceptor missiles enroute to their targets.

MICROWAVE EARLY WARNING

High-power, long-range radar with a number of indicators, giving high resolution, and with a large traffichandling capacity; used for early warning of missiles.

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