Homing

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Homing is the process of determining the location of something, sometimes the source of a transmission, and going to it.

More specifically, it may refer to:

  • Guidance system, a device or group of devices used to navigate a ship, aircraft, missile, rocket, satellite, or other craft
    • Homing (missile guidance)
      • Infrared homing, a passive missile guidance system which uses the emission from a target of infrared electromagnetic radiation
      • Semi-active radar homing, a common type of missile guidance system for longer-range air-to-air and surface-to-air missile systems
      • Active radar homing, a missile guidance method in which a guided missile uses a radar transceiver to find and track its target autonomously
  • Acoustic homing, a system which uses sound to guide a moving object
  • Homing (biology), the inherent ability of an animal to navigate towards an original location through unfamiliar areas
  • Homing beacon, sometimes homer, a beacon that transmits a signal to be homed on

Homing may also refer to:

  • Multiple homing, two types of telephone connections of a terminal facility
  • Homing beacon, a radio or acoustic device that allows the user to track a ship, aircraft, an animal, or another individual
  • Homing pigeon, a variety of domestic pigeon bred to find its way home over extremely long distances
  • Homing torpedo, "fire and forget" torpedoes can using passive or active guidance
  • Homing (hematopoietic), a process of cellular migration

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