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autoalarm, automatic alarm receiver
1. A complete receiving, selecting, and warning device capable of being actuated automatically by intercepted radio-frequency waves forming the international automatic alarm signal.
2. A component of an international network of alarm receivers actuated by a radio-frequency signal to indicate an international emergency.
solar cavity receiver
A well-insulated enclosure with a small opening to let in concentrated solar energy, approaching a blackbody absorber in its ability to capture solar energy.
Black body or blackbody is a theoretical object that is simultaneously a perfect absorber and emitter of radiant energy; that is, it absorbs all the radiation striking it and reflects no radiation, and whose energy distribution is dependent only on its temperature.