Accession Number : ADA018528

Title :   An Analysis of the Satellite/Missile Trajectory and Ground Sensor Visibility Coverage Using the Mercator Projection.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ROME AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER GRIFFISS AFB N Y

Personal Author(s) : Ellis,George A. ; Hoffman,Patrick R.

Report Date : SEP 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 52

Abstract : This report discusses the in-house computational analysis capability of the RADC/HP 9820A Calculator and some of its peripheral equipment. Descriptions are given of several programs that were developed to rapidly ascertain the merits of specific geodetic sensor locations exercised against specific classes of satellite/missile trajectories. With its constraint parameters, the specified sensor's volumetric visibility coverage is projected on the same Mercator Projection Map as the satellite/missile earth track. Thus, graphically, the user can determine the probability of satellite/missile observation.

Descriptors :   *Radar tracking, *Computer applications, Guided missile trajectories, Orbits, Computations, Computer programming, Satellite tracking systems

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE