Accession Number : AD0438872


Title :   A SATELLITE-BORNE XENON FLASH OPTICAL BEACON FOR USE ON THE PROPOSED MISSILE RANGE CALIBRATION SATELLITE.


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : EDGERTON GERMESHAUSEN AND GRIER INC BOSTON MASS


Personal Author(s) : Gronberg,F T ; Saunders,R I ; Warner,C


Report Date : 23 Feb 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 63


Abstract : A Xenon flash system is derived which can meet all the needs of the proposed Range Calibration Satellite. The resulting optical beacon will fulfill the demanding light output requirements of the stellar cameras to be used for range calibrations and at the same time come within the severe constraints imposed by the satellite itself. Supporting studies have been made of ANNA-1-B telemetry data, photographic plates have been analyzed, and an emulsion selection study has been performed. The total design effort leans heavily on the ANNA experience - the first successful satellite with a xenon flash optical beacon aboard. The results of the study are presened in three separately bound volumes. (Author)


Descriptors :   *BEACONS , *GUIDED MISSILE RANGES , *ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES , ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES , CALIBRATION , GUIDED MISSILES , OPTICAL EQUIPMENT , SPACEBORNE , TRANSPONDERS , GEODESICS , XENON , POWER SUPPLIES , SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES , ILLUMINATION , CIRCUITS , WIRING DIAGRAMS , LIGHTING EQUIPMENT , TELEMETER SYSTEMS , GUIDED MISSILE TRACKING SYSTEMS , OPTICAL TRACKING , NAVIGATION SATELLITES


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