Accession Number : ADA132535

Title :   Operational Applications of Military Test Ranges in Space Transportation System Programs.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : EASTERN SPACE AND MISSILE CENTER PATRICK AFB FL

Personal Author(s) : Thomas,Albert M

PDF Url : ADA132535

Report Date : 08 Aug 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : Traditionally, military Ranges have existed to verify performance and aid in designed of weapons and weapons systems. Those Ranges which become involved in flight and exo-atmospheric applications have also developed an operational capability used to support ongoing space and missile programs. This paper addresses military Range support capabilities and specific operational aspects of Range support to the Space Transportation System (STS). Its primary emphasis will be on C-band radar tracking and data flows rather than on the more familiar facets of range support. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Ranges(Facilities), *Ground support equipment, *Radar tracking, Data acquisition, Data processing, Data management, Space shuttles, Space transportation, C band, Radar

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment
      Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE