Accession Number:

AD0291787

Title:

AN ANGULAR TRACKING DRIVE FOR A RADIO TELESCOPE OF UNCONVENTIONAL DESIGN

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

BUREAU OF NAVAL WEAPONS WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1962-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

39.0

Abstract:

This report describes the reflector support and drive system for a large radio telescope of unconventional design. The telescope consists of a hollow sphere supported in a hydrostatic bearing formed by a concave socket filled with water. A simple system of water pressure pads driven by a positive displacement pump keeps the sphere centered in the socket.

Subject Categories:

  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE