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.
- Compare Doppler radar.
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British Dictionary definitions for DOVAP
a tracking system for determining the position and velocity of spacecraft, missiles, etc, based on the Doppler effect
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