Design Study for a Sensor Utilizing an Electrostatic Camera. Volume II. Appendices
Rept. for 18 Feb-31 Dec 1974
CBS LABS STAMFORD CT
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A sensor using an electrostatic storage camera is studied for use in an autonomous space surveillance system. The Teal Amber I target and background parameters and search fan are used to characterize the system sensitivity and data acquisition method. A detailed telescope and mount analysis and camera design analysis are performed based on both panoramic and step-and-stare scan modes. A conceptual design of a data processing system using starfield cancellation followed by streak detection is analyzed. The system survivability and reliability are discussed. A cost-effective laboratory demonstration system is presented. The recommended space surveillance system is described and performance predictions are made based on the Teal Amber target parameters.
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