Accession Number:

AD0269930

Title:

SATELLITE ORBIT SIMULATOR AND DISPLAY

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Corporate Author:

PASTORIZA ELECTRONICS INC BOSTON MASS

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Report Date:

1961-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The present equipment is now showing 192 points on the tracks of 4 satellites with periods of up to 11 days, and data-storage capacity is suitable for over 11 days of future-orbital information. A revision to 128 points on the tracks of 6 satellites with the 11-day time base is possible using the data-storage system provided. Display of an intensified spot for satellite position and a 3-decimal-digit readout of object number or ALTITUDE IS INCLUDED. Techniques used to produce the display include 1 Input data on punchedpaper tape 2 High-access-speed storage on a magnetic drum 3 Arithmatic operations performed in Plug-In Units designed in 8-bit modules 4 Satellite position and track display on a magnetically-deflected, 21-in, cathode-ray tube and 5 Light Gun triggered by the presence of an illuminated point on the scope. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE