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The English version of our glossary is currently under construction and will be regularly updated.


A type of electromagnetic wave.

The term “microwaves” encompasses decimetre, centimetre and millimetre waves. Microwaves are electromagnetic waves with a wavelength of between 1 m and 1 mm, which equates to a frequency range of ca. 300 MHz to 300 GHz. Microwaves are used in radar. Learn more about active and passive microwave sensors.