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"...the space defense initiative drove the USSR bankrupt, and it originated at my house in Tarzana."
- Larry Niven

Radar Mesentery  
  A thick covering that supports a network of sensors.  

This term refers to the "skin" of a wrestling robot named "Rolem" and is an intriguing way for a machine to sense its opponents.

It doesn't really "see" its opponent with those eye-things it has; it's all sheathed about with piezo-electric radar mesentery, and it "watches " from all its surfaces.
From This Immortal, by Roger Zelazny.
Published by Ace Science Fiction in 1966
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Compare to the Ixian sight mask from Frank Herbert's 1976 novel Children of Dune.

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