Accession Number:

AD0436292

Title:

SUMMARY OF INVESTIGATIONS INTO INSTRUMENTATION CALIBRATION,

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ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS DIV L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS

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Report Date:

1964-01-31

Pagination or Media Count:

75.0

Abstract:

This report summarizes several separate but related theoretical investigations into techniques and approaches to calibration of range instrumentation. Existing calibration techniques are examined in terms of accuracy, cost, and time. Results of a trade-off study examining rocket andor satellite methods of calibration are presented and the satellite technique is shown to be the most effective. Expressions for modeling of systematic instrumentation errors are presented. A scheme for satellite calibration of the global Satellite Control Facility, which would not require reliance on any external standard, is examined. Detailed analysis of the Atlantic Missile Range MISTRAM and GLOTRAC calibration problem is reviewed and a concept is held forth as the logical primary goal of a program of calibration. The overall conclusion is reached that both satellite and rocket programs of calibration are feasible, if properly designed, but that a satellite program would yield appreciably superior results at far less cost than a rocket program of comparable effectiveness. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE