Accession Number:

AD0259123

Title:

DOPLOC Observations of Reflection Cross Sections of Satellites

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept. for 1 Jan 1959-1 Jul 1960

Corporate Author:

ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1961-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

190.0

Abstract:

An analysis was made of reflection cross sections observed for 8 satellites using the DOPLOC dark satellite detection system developed by the Ballistic Research Laboratories. Several related areas are discussed i.e., satellite signature, spin and tumble, scintillation and ionized trails. A brief description of the DOPLOC receiving system and antenna configuration is included. The method used for calculation of cross sections is given.

Subject Categories:

  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE