DIVISION 7. ENGINEERING
Quarterly progress rept. for 1 Mar-31 May 1964
MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB
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A continuing effort under the General Research Program concerns the mathematical analysis of paraboloidal shells and the development of computer programs and techniques for analyzing the large and accurately contoured antennas and supporting structures. The Haystack Hill antenna has been completely assembled and its parabolic surface adjusted in accordance with optical measurements taken after assembly. A continuing analysis is being made of measurement results for possible future adjustments. Meanwhile, system interconnections and the outfitting of radiometer and radar RF boxes are continuing. Instrumentation of the KC-135 aircraft for the PRESS program has entered its third and final stage. Two major efforts under the Space Communications Program are the experimental research satellite and the experimental terminal. Mechanical design, fabrication, and testing of the satellite structure, together with its support and ejection mechanisms, are proceeding on schedule. Additional tasks for the Apollo, AMRAD, and Re-entry Physics Programs are detailed.