Tracking

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Tracking

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1. The process of following the movements of an object. This may be done by keeping the reticle of an optical system or a radar beam on the object, by plotting its bearing and distance at frequent intervals, or by a combination of the two. </dd>
2. A motion given to the major lobe of an antenna so that a preassigned moving target in space remains in the lobe's field as long as it is within viewing range. </dd>

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This article is based on NASA's Dictionary of Technical Terms for Aerospace Use