Accession Number : AD0800705

Title :   HORIZON SENSOR TARGET. PART NO. 1460264. OPERATION AND SERVICE MANUAL.

Corporate Author : LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO INC SUNNYVALE CA

Report Date : 23 FEB 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The horizon sensor target simulates altitude, roll attitudes, and pitch attitudes of an Agena vehicle in flight for checkout of the horizon sensors. The target is placed over the horizon sensor window lens. A lens focuses radiation from the circular earth heater into the window. Between the target lens and the heater are two circular shutters which control the amount and direction of radiation exposed to the sensor. Each shutter may be rotated to a precise position with the hand knobs. By the location of the shutter openings, as indicated on the reading of the target counters, a specific altitude and vehicle attitude is simulated.

Descriptors :   (*HORIZON SCANNERS, TEST EQUIPMENT), THERMAL TARGETS, SIMULATION, SPACE ENVIRONMENTS, EARTH(PLANET), HEATERS, THERMAL RADIATION, SHUTTERS(OPTICS), SPACE FLIGHT, ALTITUDE, ROLL, PITCH(MOTION), CHECKOUT EQUIPMENT, INSTRUCTION MANUALS.

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Ground Support Sys & Facil For Space Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE