STAR IDENTIFICATION BY OPTICAL RADIATION ANALYSIS.
Rept. for May 62-Jan 64.
FEDERAL SCIENTIFIC CORP NEW YORK
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The purpose of this investigation is to determine the feasibility of recognizing stars by means of their optical radiation characteristics for use in the guidance and naviagation of aerospace vehicles. It is concluded that there are three easily measured independent parameters from the radiation of individual stars which permit unique recognition of the brightest stars above the earths atmosphere. The report proceeds by analyzing and answering the following questions a What parameters are intrinsic to a star b Which of these intrinsic parameters can be easily measured by radiation analysis c Using the accurate spectral data for bright stars which are reprinted in this report, can recognition be accomplished with the measurable parameters and d What is a practical means for accomplishing identification in a tactical situation. Author