Accession Number:

ADA272899

Title:

NAVSPASUR Sensor System Digital Signal Processing Receiver. Volume 1. Hardware and Software Overview

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Oct 90-Jul 93,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1993-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

61.0

Abstract:

This is a system description of the Naval Space Surveillance NAVSPASUR Sensor System Digital Signal Processing Receiver DSPR. The NAVSPASUR system began as an advanced research project in June 1958, was commissioned as an operational Naval command in February 1961, and is operated by the Naval Space Surveillance Center NSSC in Dahlgren, Virginia. The DSPR is a real-time radar data acquisition and analysis system. Its function is to detect, with no prior information, all space objects whose orbits cross the continental United States and to compute their subsequent orbits. It provides vital satellite information in support of national defense mission objectives of space intelligence, satellite attack warning, satellite intercept support, and space mission support. This system description was prepared as part of a modernization program that has replaced DSPR hardware for which parts are no longer available. Volume 1 NRLFR8154--93-9577 describes the DSPR system in terms of current operation and hardware and software environment. Functions of the major subsystems and the relationship between them are discussed. Volume 2 NRLFR8154--93-9578 discusses the function and capabilities of software and hardware components of the subsystems that provide the digital functions of the DSPR. For each subsystem, individual software modules and hardware components used primarily by that subsystem are described.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE