Accession Number : AD0713162

Title :   A FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR A NONPHOTOGRAPHIC SATELLITE TRACKING SENSOR.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Apr-Jul 70,

Corporate Author : BENDIX CORP DENVER COLO NAVIGATION AND CONTROL DIV

Personal Author(s) : Rupprecht,Georg ; Stevens,T. J.

Report Date : 15 OCT 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 119

Abstract : It is shown that the photographic plate in satellite triangulation can be replaced by an electro-optical device without loss of accuracy. The higher sensitivity and the unique storage capability of the electro-optical scheme increases the number of available target satellites and the number of available stars for positioning. A scheme has been developed where the accurate positioning of the satellite is accomplished by the retrieval of two times from the record, independent of metric distortions. The data evaluation is completely computerized without necessity of human interference. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SATELLITE TRACKING SYSTEMS, ELECTROOPTICS), ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, RESOLUTION, DETECTION, PHOTONS, CAMERAS, STARS, DETECTORS, DATA PROCESSING, MEMORY DEVICES, PHOTOGRAPHIC PLATES, IMAGE ORTHICONS

Subject Categories : Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE