Accession Number:

AD0432414

Title:

TARGET ACCURACY EXPERIMENT,

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SMYTH RESEARCH ASSOCIATES SAN DIEGO CALIF

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Report Date:

1964-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

328.0

Abstract:

The Earths atmosphere distorts the radio view of space vehicles as seen from the earths surface. The limitations placed on ones ability to position and locate objects in space as a consequence of this distortion is the subject of the reported investigations. A detailed experimental program was pursued to measure particularly the elevation angle errors incurred in making space target measurements from the earths surface when viewing near the horizon. Signals originating in artificial earth satellites were viewed through the distorting atmospheric medium and analyses performed to define the observed distortions as a function of space, frequency, and time. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE