Accession Number : AD0915421

Title :   Data Processing/HAPDAR Field Test Facility.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 18 Dec 72-30 Jun 73,


Personal Author(s) : Smith,G. W. ; King,W. C. ; Royer,T. C. ; Copestakes,J. E.

Report Date : JUL 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 103

Abstract : This report describes the final debugging and initial operation of the Data Processing/HAPDAR Field Test Facility at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. The Facility consists of a specially programmed IBM 360/65 Computer operating with the Sperry Rand HAPDAR (Hardpoint Demonstration Array Radar). The integrated combination of computer, software, and radar, results in a system for detecting and tracking aircraft and missile targets at WSMR. Intended as a test bed for evaluating Ballistic Missile Defense software elements, the Facility was used in both real-time experiments and off-line simulations involving aircraft and falling-sphere targets. Athena missile firings at WSMR afforded occasional missile targets of opportunity, and an Athena was briefly detected by the Facility. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*Antimissile defense systems, *Data processing), (*Phased arrays, Data processing), Computer programming, Digital computers, Real time, Interfaces, Video signals, Signal processing, Target discrimination, Radar targets, Flow charting, Remote terminals, Data processing terminals, Test facilities, Computer programs, Display systems, Radar, Reentry vehicles, Spheres, Hardening, Beam steering

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Antimissile Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE