SPACE OBJECT IDENTIFICATION SENSOR IMPROVEMENT STUDY (AND CORRIGENDUM)

Authors
  1. Carbonneau, R.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Valcartier, Valcartier QUE (CAN)
Abstract
A Space Object Identification (SOI) station has been established at Saint Margarets, New Brunswick, by the Canadian Forces. Originally started as a USAF research and development project, the system in use was improved to a full operational status principally through the replacement of the control computer. After the official commissioning of the Satellite Identification and Tracking Unit (SITU) to support NORAD in 1976, many operational areas were identified for a future enhancement program. The document describes studies and makes recommendations related to the enhancement of both the photon sensor and the system tracking control, and to the provision of a source of real-time positional data. The nightly calibration procedure compensating for atmospheric absorption is also decribed.
Report Number
DREV-4225/81 —
Date of publication
15 Oct 1981
Number of Pages
61
DSTKIM No
82-01127
CANDIS No
35708
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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