Accession Number : ADA330181
Title : Analysis of SLR Targets for JASON.
Descriptive Note : Final rept.,
Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC SYSTEMS ENGINEERING STAFF
Personal Author(s) : Gilbreath, G. C. ; Rolsma, Peter B. ; Kessel, Robert
PDF Url : ADA330181
Report Date : 30 SEP 1997
Pagination or Media Count : 53
Abstract : This report provides preliminary results pertaining to the applicability to the JASON program of a retroreflector array designed, built, and space qualified by the Naval Research Laboratory for Low Earth Orbiting spacecraft. In this report, we will describe the assumptions we used for link analysis as they pertain to Passes 44 and 85 over Capraia Island. We provide figures and discussions pertinent to a single retroreflector's performance and the array's performance over the site. We also include a description and photo of the array itself, as well as the test and levels used to space qualify the array.
Descriptors : *LOW ORBIT TRAJECTORIES, *RANGE FINDING, *ANTISATELLITE DEFENSE SYSTEMS, EARTH ORBITS, RETROREFLECTORS, ARRAYS, FREE ELECTRON LASERS, COMMUNICATION SATELLITES, PHOTOGRAPHS.
Subject Categories : Antisatellite Defense Systems
Optical Detection and Detectors
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE