Dead time

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Secondary surveillance radar transponder

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A period of time during which an SSR transponder is inhibited from receiving signals after a valid interrogation is received and a reply transmitted. The term is also used to describe the time after the normal range for returns and before the next transmission from an interrogator or from a primary radar system.

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ICAO (2004), doc. 9684 Manual of the Secondary Surveillance Radar (SSR) Systems

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