Accession Number:

ADA162391

Title:

A Microprocessor System for Controlling the Ohio State University Compact Range Target Support Pedestal.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

OHIO STATE UNIV COLUMBUS ELECTROSCIENCE LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

59.0

Abstract:

An advanced microprocessor-based stepper motor controller for the target support pedestal of the Ohio State Universitys compact backscatter measurement range has been constructed. The controller accurately controls target rotation and provides the target aspect angle to a host computer. Custom software for the controller implements a set of commands that provide variable rotational velocities and accelerations, as well as special stepping routines useful for the backscatter measurement process. The commands can be invoked remotely by a host computer or locally via a front panel keypad. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE