Accession Number : AD0770005

Title :   The SATIN Systems: A Minicomputer-Based Infrared Telescope Acquisition and Tracking System.

Descriptive Note : Subcontract rept.,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Personal Author(s) : Fitzgibbon,Thomas P. ; Keene,Donald ; Ogren,C. Carl ; Goodman,Bernard ; Kossuth,George

Report Date : MAY 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 152

Abstract : The material in this report is intended to give both a general and detailed view of the Lincoln Laboratory SATIN system. The SATIN system is a computer-based acquisition and tracking system for infrared telescoped. The SATIN system represents a complex state-of-the-art system in computer control technology. The implementation of the system involves use of advanced analytical concepts for filter design as well as a structured approach to the design of a software system. The software system is a multi-level asynchronous interrupt-controlled system with software tasks arranged on hierarchical levels. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Infrared tracking, *Tracking telescopes, *Infrared telescopes, Control systems, Minicomputers, Real time, Kalman filtering, Computer programming

Subject Categories : Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE