Accession Number:

AD0632489

Title:

HAYSTACK POINTING SYSTEM: SATELLITE ACQUISITION

Descriptive Note:

Technical note

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-03-30

Pagination or Media Count:

60.0

Abstract:

Haystack Pointing System consists of hardware and software which points the Haystack 120-foot X-band antenna dish with great accuracies. The Satellite Acquisition program, described in this report, generates acquisition scans and searches for target returns. Once the target has been sighted, the program tracks the target by conical scanning. After acquisition, time correction can be made in the orbit computations.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE