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Development Of The Deployment Mapping Instrument For SAMTEC
Author(s): Robert L. Baker; John E. Cornell; Raymond P. Lynch
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Paper Abstract

The Tracking Instrument Mount (TIM), originally developed for NASA by the Naval Ordnance Test Station, China Lake, California, and consisting of a 36 inch Cassegrain telescope and hydraulic driven, cable wrap mount, has been adapted to meet SAMTEC requirements and installed at the Anderson Peak Site in Big Sur, California. The location provides excellent coverage for westerly missile launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. System design considerations during performance of this task include: site selection and prepartation, mount drive system refurbishment and modifications; telescope optical component replacement and modifications; and sensor interface development. The foundation is the result of a soil study and is designed to provide vibration isolation and stability. The Ritchey-Chretien Cassegrain configuration was selected for minimum field of view errors to optimize data from low light level television for detection and measurement of reentry vehicle deployment. Other features include a remote controlled 288 through 1440 inch reimaging system, primary mirror pneumatic-mercury belt support system, remote controlled neutral density filter turret, and piggyback telescopes. Predicted optical performance values are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 October 1979
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 0187, System Aspects of Electro-optics, (4 October 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.965580
Show Author Affiliations
Robert L. Baker, Federal Electric Corp. (United States)
John E. Cornell, Space and Missile Test Center (United States)
Raymond P. Lynch, Federal Electric Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0187:
System Aspects of Electro-optics
Harold B Jeffreys, Editor(s)

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