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PROJECT VANGUARD REPORT NO. 33, MINITRACK REPORT NO. 7 CALIBRATING THE MARK II MINITRACK SYSTEM WITH RADIO STARS AS SIGNAL SOURCES,
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C
The Mark II Minitrack System is described briefly and an operational analysis is made. A means of external calibration of the system by tracking radio stars is described and illustrated. Results obtained by this method are presented and com pared w1th results obtained by the complex but more precise method used in calibrating Prime Minitrack stations. IKT IS SHOWN THAT THE TRACKING OF RADIO STARS DOES IN FACT PROVIDE AN ADEQUATE SYSTEM CALIBRATION IF SUFFICIENT DATA ARE TAKEN. Author