Backscatter

Noun

  • The particles and/or radiation deflected in this manner.
  • (physics) The deflection of particles and/or radiation through angles greater than 90 degrees to the original direction of travel.
  • (computing) The sending of IP packets to essentially random addresses in response to incoming packets that have a spoofed origin.
  • (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.

Verb

  • To scatter particles and/or radiation back to the direction from which they come.

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