Accession Number:

ADA160362

Title:

Metric Calibration of the Millstone Hill L-Band Radar.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-08-19

Pagination or Media Count:

67.0

Abstract:

The precision Lageos orbit is used for near real time calibration of the Millstone Hill Radar 1 MHz chirped frequency domain tracker. With independent tracking data, the range calibration is given to approx. 1 m, with Millstone data the range calibration is given to approx. 5 m. The range rate is unbiased measurement, with an accuracy of approx. 1 mmsec. The azimuth and elevation are calibrated to 0.020 deg and 0.002 deg respectively. Tables of calibration constants are given. Keywords include calibration radar calibration extended range calibration laser ranging Lageos precision orbit determination and refraction.

Subject Categories:

  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE