Backscatter meaning

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The deflection of radiation or particles by electromagnetic or nuclear forces through angles greater than 90° to the initial direction of travel.
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The radiation or particles so deflected.
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The deflection of radiation or particles by electromagnetic or nuclear forces through angles greater than 90° to the initial direction of travel.
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The radiation or particles so deflected.
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In a fiber optic transmission system (FOTS), the portion of an optical signal that is deflected back towards the transmitter through interaction with the glass or plastic medium. See also back reflection, FOTS, GOF, and POF.
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(physics) The deflection of particles and/or radiation through angles greater than 90 degrees to the original direction of travel.
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The particles and/or radiation deflected in this manner.
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(military) A portion of the energy of electromagnetic radiation such as a laser or radio waves that is scattered back in the direction of the source of radiation by an obscurant.
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(computing) The sending of IP packets to essentially random addresses in response to incoming packets that have a spoofed origin.
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To scatter particles and/or radiation back to the direction from which they come.
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Origin of backscatter

  • Back-formation from backscattering.

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