Maui Optical Tracking and Identification Facility Transition Program.
Final technical rept. 1 Aug 77-31 Jan 80,
AVCO EVERETT RESEARCH LAB INC EVERETT MA
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This report summarizes the Maui Optical Tracking and Identification Facility MOTIF Transition Program results. A description of the system hardware and software as well as the modifications and system upgrades that were accomplished during the program are presented. The Communications System CMS and the Data Transmission System DTS tasks represented the major hardware procurements of the MOTIF Transition Program. The CMS has a MODCOMP MC II computer system with peripherals and an Analytics TLC-100 Telecommunications Line Controller. A MC IV computer system with peripherals and a Tektronix 4014-1 Graphics Display Terminal comprise the DTS. A MC V system with peripherals constitutes a spare system for both CMS and DTS. The CMS and DTS hardware systems provide the automatic data processing capability and improved communications response time required. They also provide added computer capability for other software enhancements. MOTIF was operated five nights per week, single shift to collect metric, photometric, and LWIR data. Special computer software was developed to process metric and photometric data in support of those operations. On the average and weather permitting, 15 to 30 objects were tracked for metric data with one tasked photometric track per night.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Optical Detection and Detectors
- Ground Support Systems and Facilities for Space Vehicles