Detection is a method for determining the location and its distance to the observer of an object using signals that come from the object to be localized to the emitters back. This usually happens through reflection. Lasers may be used, sound (including high frequency ) radar. It is an active process in contrast to the location and should not be confused therewith.

Known examples of localization processes deliver the sonar, the sonar, radar and laser rangefinder in the animal kingdom the bat.

  • Navigation (navigation )
  • Dimensional Metrology