Accession Number : AD0439280

Title :   STUDY OF ANTENNA AXIS CONFIGURATIONS FOR SATELLITE TRACKING AND CONTINUED STUDY OF TRANSPORTABLE ANTENNA SYSTEMS.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly rept. no. 2, 1 Oct-31 Dec 63,

Corporate Author : GENERAL ELECTRIC CO PITTSFIELD MASS

Personal Author(s) : Howe,M. ; Garcia,R. ; Neubert,W. ; Wales,C. ; Quick,W.

Report Date : 29 APR 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 316

Abstract : The Analytical Study of Antenna Axis Configurations considered the Azimuth-Elevation (AZ-EL), X-Y, Differential, Equatorial and 3-Axis mounts (The Ball-joint Mount will be covered in the Final Report). Equations are developed, curves plotted, and illustrations presented to allow comparison of the areas of the study. A summary of the antenna survey and analytical study is presented for use by systems and project engineers. The Reliability and Availability section provides the necessary fundamentals and application information for the prediction or determination of tracking antenna reliability. The Environmental Conditions and Requirements section which follows summarizes and presents a comprehensive introduction and guide to the antenna designer or application engineer on this subject. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ANTENNAS, GUIDED MISSILE TRACKING SYSTEMS), ANTENNA COMPONENTS, MOTION, TRACKING, SUPPORTS, PARABOLIC ANTENNAS, SERVOMECHANISMS, AZIMUTH, ELEVATING GEAR, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, EQUATIONS, SERVOAMPLIFIERS, MOBILE

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE