Accession Number:

AD0707933

Title:

GROUND OPTICAL RECORDER FOR INTERCEPT DETERMINATION (GORID), MK-1A

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE NM NATIONAL RANGE ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

The Ground Optical Recorder for Intercept Determination GORID, MK- 1A, is a development model of a tracking telescope with increased capability to provide optical attitude, event, and miss-distance as compared to tracking telescopes currently in service at WSMR. Through the choice of three long focal lengths 90, 180, and 360 inches, coupled with a precise tracking mount of considerable dynamic range, the GORID offers a very versatile insttument applicable to a variety of optical recording tasks. Through the use of high resolution retro-fitted shaft-angle encoding equipment, it also could provide space position at altitudes exceeding 100,000 feet.

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support
  • Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE