DOVAP

[ doh-vap ]
/ ˈdoʊ væp /

noun

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.

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Origin of DOVAP

Do(ppler)V(elocity)a(nd)P(osition)
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British Dictionary definitions for DOVAP

DOVAP
/ (ˈdəʊˌvæp) /

noun

a tracking system for determining the position and velocity of spacecraft, missiles, etc, based on the Doppler effect

Word Origin for DOVAP

C20: from Do (ppler) v (elocity) a (nd) p (osition)
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