synthetic aperture radar

noun

Definition of synthetic aperture radar

: a radar system that uses the motion of the vehicle (such as a spacecraft) carrying it to simulate a system having a much larger antenna area and that is used to obtain high-resolution images of a surface (as of a planet)

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“Synthetic aperture radar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/synthetic%20aperture%20radar. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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