Accession Number:

AD0605696

Title:

TRACKING TELESCOPE FUNDAMENTALS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1948-08-23

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

This report assembles a foundation of simple basic information useful in the design and operation of tracking telescopes. Some topics discussed are Appearance of the missile compared to planets conditions for optimum missile visibility telescope size requirements effects of the atmosphere station site selection tracking and photographic techniques. Construction and installation at White Sands Proving Ground of the first tracking telescope is described.

Subject Categories:

  • Antimissile Defense Systems
  • Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE