Accession Number : AD0472590


Title :   HAYSTACK POINTING SYSTEM: BELT


Descriptive Note : Technical note


Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB


Personal Author(s) : Mathiasen, Arthur A ; Drinan, John D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/472590.pdf


Report Date : 09 Sep 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 179


Abstract : The Haystack pointing system can direct an antenna at selected points of an orbit. The point selected may be the intersection of the orbit with a fixed right ascension half plane, a fixed longitude half plane, or a fixed declination cone; in addition a horizon-to-horizon scan along the orbit may be generated. The primary use for this facility is in connection with radar or communication experiments with a West Ford dipole belt. The Belt program in the pointing system, given a set of orbital parameters and the selected schedule, generates the celestial coordinates and their rates of change for use by other programs in the system in producing antenna angles, range, and doppler.


Descriptors :   *RADAR ANTENNAS , AIR FORCE RESEARCH , COMPUTER PROGRAMMING , ERRORS , RADAR SCANNING


Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE