Accession Number : AD0776825

Title :   Improved Space-Time Reference Systems for Use on Rocket Sled Track.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Apr-Oct 72,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE SPECIAL WEAPONS CENTER KIRTLAND AFB N MEX

Personal Author(s) : Hu,Anthony S. ; Sabin,Robert J.

Report Date : OCT 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 62

Abstract : Two space-time reference systems are presented in the report. The first system uses a coaxial cable with periodic open slots installed along the track and the second system uses a reflecting ribbon etched with non-reflecting pattern. Both systems are capable of measuring tracked sled velocity with more than one order of magnitude improvement over the present light interrupter system. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Rocket sleds, *Timing devices, Air Force facilities, Coaxial cables, Radio transmission, Amplitude modulation, Spatial distribution, Lasers, Phase modulation

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE