The ion limpet or limpet was a homing beacon used to track starships through space. It had a disc-like appearance and its thin profile helped prevent it from being detected. It utilized the HoloNet to track spacecraft through the known galaxy.

The bounty hunter Boba Fett used a ion limpet. Lando Calrissian employed one in order to help the New Republic track the Teljkon Vagabond.

A limpet was a type of tracking device attached to a ship.

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