Accession Number : AD0439358


Title :   A SUMMARY OF CONFIGURATION DESIGN STUDIES FOR A RANGE INSTRUMENTATION CALIBRATION SATELLITE


Descriptive Note : Technical Documentary rept.


Corporate Author : ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS DIV HANSCOM AFB MA


Personal Author(s) : Blum, Joseph J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/439358.pdf


Report Date : 31 Mar 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 70


Abstract : The results are summarized of five separate but related analytical investigations into the engineering design of a calibration satellite. The suitability and adaptability of the MISTRAM, GLOTRAC, and AN/DPN-66 C-Band radar transponders, and xenon flash optical beacon, for use in a proposed calibration satellite is discussed. The over-all results of a separate satellite integration study are likewise prebented. Design specifications have been developed which allow initiation of transponder development. The electronic transponders required in a calibration satellite can be developed essentially from existing missile-rated designs.


Descriptors :   *ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES , *GUIDED MISSILE RANGES , *NAVIGATION SATELLITES , ATTITUDE CONTROL SYSTEMS , C BAND , CALIBRATION , COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS , ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT , ELECTRONIC PHOTOFLASH EQUIPMENT , FEASIBILITY STUDIES , FLYWHEELS , GEODESICS , GUIDED MISSILE TRACKING SYSTEMS , INSTRUMENTATION , OPTICAL TRACKING , RADAR BEACONS , RADAR TRACKING , TRANSPONDERS , XENON


Subject Categories : Unmanned Spacecraft


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE