Accession Number:

AD0472590

Title:

HAYSTACK POINTING SYSTEM: BELT

Descriptive Note:

Technical note

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Report Date:

1965-09-09

Pagination or Media Count:

179.0

Abstract:

The Haystack pointing system can direct an antenna at selected points of an orbit. The point selected may be the intersection of the orbit with a fixed right ascension half plane, a fixed longitude half plane, or a fixed declination cone in addition a horizon-to-horizon scan along the orbit may be generated. The primary use for this facility is in connection with radar or communication experiments with a West Ford dipole belt. The Belt program in the pointing system, given a set of orbital parameters and the selected schedule, generates the celestial coordinates and their rates of change for use by other programs in the system in producing antenna angles, range, and doppler.

Subject Categories:

  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE