Accession Number : ADA266364
Title : Solar Electro-Optical Network (SEON) Upgrade/Replacement Program Phase 1 Qualification Operational Test and Evaluation Plan
Descriptive Note : Test rept.
Corporate Author : AIR FORCE OPERATIONAL TEST AND EVALUATION CENTER SCOTT AFB IL DETACHMENT 1
Personal Author(s) : Fitts, Stephen D ; Loftin, Herman E
Report Date : Jun 1993
Pagination or Media Count : 90
Abstract : Detachment 1, Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center will conduct a Qualification Operational Test and Evaluation (QOT&E) on the SEON upgrade/Replacement Program during the fourth quarter of FY 1993 and the first quarter of FY1994 at the Palehua Solar Observatory in Hawaii. The purpose of this QOT&E is to determine the operational suitability and effectiveness of the upgraded SEON so decision makers can decide what changes, if any, need to be made prior to upgrading the other sites. SEON measures solar events to predict their impact on manned space activities and satellite communication, and validates ionospheric disturbances. SEON interfaces with the Air Force Space Forecast Center and the Air Force Global Weather Central. It is comprised of five Solar Observing Optical Networks (SOONs) and four Radio Solar Telescope Networks (RSTNs) longitudinally separated to ensure the sun is constantly monitored. Each SOON is composed of a solar optical telescope (AN/FMQ-7) with automatic solar tracking. Each RSTN is composed of a solar radio telescope (AN/ FRR-95) with automatic solar tracking. This equipment also measures the magnitude of solar flares and prepares the necessary solar event messages for release by the operator into the Automated Weather Network. Solar electro- optical network, SEON, SOON, RSTN, AN/FMQ-7, AN/FRR-95.
Descriptors : *TELESCOPES , *SOLAR OBSERVATORIES , TEST AND EVALUATION , COMPUTER PROGRAMS , MAINTENANCE , AIR FORCE , WEATHER , OPTICAL DETECTION , ELECTROOPTICS , NETWORKS , COMPUTERS , INTERFACES , TRACKING , COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE , OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS , WEATHER FORECASTING , ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES , SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS , REPLACEMENT , RADIO TELESCOPES , IONOSPHERIC DISTURBANCES , SUN , OBSERVATORIES , SOLAR FLARES , HAWAII
Subject Categories : Astronomy
Optical Detection and Detectors
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE