HAYSTACK POINTING SYSTEM: BELT
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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.
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