One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Denoting a system of radar in which the angular location of a target is determined by comparison of two or more simultaneously received signals.
- ‘The system uses a masthead antenna array with omnidirectional and monopulse directional antennae and a separate periscope warning antenna.’
- ‘The system uses a combination of omni-directional antennas and directional monopulse masthead antenna arrays and provides a directional accuracy of better than 1° for targeting.’
- ‘The radar uses monopulse tracking mode during the spiral descent.’
- ‘The radar homing head is active monopulse and frequency agile.’
- ‘The radars provide 360° scanning with simultaneous target tracking, clutter suppression, search on the move capability and monopulse tracking mode.’
A monopulse radar system or installation.
Late 1950s: from mono, ‘one’ + pulse.
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