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