- homing guidance
- i. A system in which devices built into a missile enable it to steer and keep on course toward a specific target by reacting to some distinguishing characteristic of the target, such as sound, heat, light, or radar reflectors.An infrared air-to-air missile with its heat seeker homing head.ii. Various types of homing guidance are active homing, passive homing, and semi-active homing guidance. It is active homing guidance if the information received is in response to transmissions from the craft, semi-active homing guidance if in response to transmissions from a source other than the craft, and passive homing guidance if natural radiations from the destination are utilized. See also passive homing guidance.Various types of homing guidance controls.
Aviation dictionary. 2014.