Accession Number:

AD0404800

Title:

AUGMENTED SATELLITE CONTROL FACILITY SYSTEM DESCRIPTION

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

100.0

Abstract:

The description of the Augmented Satellite Control Facility SCF is approached from two points of view first, the equipment subsystems are described in terms of their capabilities, functions, and primary usages second, the principal activities performed by the SCF i.e., telemetry, tracking, commanding, and scheduling are explained in such a way that the previously described equipments are tied together into systems, with emphasis on the functional aspects of SCF operations. The SCF is composed of a central control station called the Satellite Test Center STC and six remote tracking stations, three of have limited dual capability. The STC is equipped to support six satellites simultaneously. Its data processing subsystems are divided into two main functional groupings one, the Bird Buffer complex, is vehicle oriented, and has eight CDC 160A computers, each of which can be individually as signed to an active satellite as a buffer the other grouping is the off-line-computer complex, which uses four CDC 1604 computers to do the main computational chores for the system. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE