Accession Number : AD0756292

Title :   Effect of Antenna Operation on Structure and Foundation Behavior, TTR Tower, White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s) : Ballard,R. F. ; Fry,Z. B.

Report Date : JUN 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : The report describes the techniques used to instrument a Nike-Zeus target tracking radar (TTR) tower located at White Sands Missile Range (WSMR), N. Mex., and the study conducted to determine the effects of operation of the structure's antenna in regard to flexural movement of the core of the structure and the foundation slab. Specifically, this study was conducted to determine the displacements, frequencies, and direction and phase of movement of the TTR structure, and the acceleration, rise time, maximum velocity, and deceleration of the antenna movement. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RADAR ANTENNAS, RELIABILITY(ELECTRONICS)), (*FOUNDATIONS(STRUCTURES), VIBRATION), (*GUIDED MISSILE TRACKING SYSTEMS, *RADAR STATIONS), GUIDED MISSILE RANGES, VIBRATION, RESONANT FREQUENCY, DAMPING, LOADS(FORCES)

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE