Definition of ground clutter in English:

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ground clutter


Noise in a radar echo caused by untargeted built or natural landscape features.
Example sentences
  • Diving low wouldn't do, since the flat desert did not offer much ground clutter to conceal her fighter in.
  • Lifting radar platforms off the ground to reduce ground clutter obstructions from buildings and other urban ‘terrain’ is another option being examined.
  • Most of the returns seen via the public site are ‘clean’ of ground clutter (permanent echoes).

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Syllabification: ground clut·ter

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