Accession Number:

AD0600930

Title:

HAYSTACK ANTENNA SYSTEM STATUS REPORT.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

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Report Date:

1963-09-13

Pagination or Media Count:

71.0

Abstract:

The Haystack antenna is a component of a high-performance microwave experimental ground terminal to be used by Lincoln Laboratory for communications, radar, and radio astronomy investigations. The Haystack facility, located at Tyngsboro, Massachusetts, is a Cassegrainian reflector system with a main reflector diameter of 120 feet, a focal length of 48 feet, and a design frequency of 10 kMcps. The antenna is an elevation-azimuth system containing a hydraulic servo system capable of both analog and digital position control. Physical descriptions of the antenna reflector system, elevation-azimuth mount, drive system, angle data system, control system, auxiliary systems, and alignment system are given. The analytical programs in structures and dynamics are briefly described. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE