Accession Number:

AD0784947

Title:

Optical Stellar Interferometry for Satellite Surveillance.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jul 72-31 Oct 73,

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LAB OF ELECTRONICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

154.0

Abstract:

The significance of this study is that it examines the potential of optical interferometry to establish the dimensions of objects unresolvable by ordinary telescopes. The operation of this kind of interferometer would also provide information about atmospheric properties, of use both for interferometry and for other purposes. Throughout, the analysis takes explicit account of all the relevant atmospheric properties, and evaluates numerical examples using reasonable estimates of these properties. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Ground Support Systems and Facilities for Space Vehicles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE