Technology / Aviation / Non-Directional Beacon (NDB): An LF, MF, or UHF radio beacon transmitting non-directional signals whereby the pilot of an aircraft equipped with direction finding equipment can determine his bearing to or from the radio beacon and 'home' on or track to or from the station. When the radio beacon is installed in conjuncion with the Instrument Landing System (ILS) marker, it is normally called a Compass Locator.
Beacon Noun Synonyms: signal, sign, fire, light, bonfire, flare, signal fire, Very light, rocket, lighthouse, pharos
Technology / Radar / Transponder Beacon: A beacon having a transponder. Also called responder beacon. MORE