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Issue 2 • Date Aug. 1963

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 1963 , Page(s): c1
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  • IEEE Professional Technical Group on Aerospace

    Publication Year: 1963 , Page(s): c2
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  • IEEE Transactions on Aerospace

    Publication Year: 1963 , Page(s): 1
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  • From the Editor . . .

    Publication Year: 1963 , Page(s): 2
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  • International Conference and Exhibit on Aerospace Support

    Publication Year: 1963 , Page(s): 3
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  • History of the conference

    Publication Year: 1963 , Page(s): 4
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  • Committees of the International Conference on Aerospace Support

    Publication Year: 1963 , Page(s): 5 - 9
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  • Professional Technical Group on Aerospace

    Publication Year: 1963 , Page(s): 10 - 11
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  • Index to Technical Papers

    Publication Year: 1963 , Page(s): 12 - 16
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  • An FM-CW Radar for Simultaneous Three-Dimensional Velocity and Altitude Measurement

    Publication Year: 1963 , Page(s): 17 - 37
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    An FM-CW radar is described which simultaneously furnishes three-dimensional velocity and absolute altitude information. The velocity is measured by means of a low frequency FM-CW Doppler technique and the altitude information by means of phase comparison on one of the sidebands of the received spectrum. The optimum radar parameters required for the two functions are completely compatible. Use of ... View full abstract»

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  • Performance Prediction Method for a Class of FM-CW Radars

    Publication Year: 1963 , Page(s): 38 - 45
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    In this paper the author has used the theory of zero crossings of random processes to analyze the errors due to receiver noise of a triangularly modulated FM-CW Radar. Curves are given that can be used to determine the percentage error in the range measurement as a function of signal-to-noise ratio, provided the shape of the noise spectrum is known. The method of analysis is illustrated by predict... View full abstract»

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  • A Portable Anechoic Chamber for PAD Use

    Publication Year: 1963 , Page(s): 46 - 50
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    The design and construction of a small light-weight anechoic chamber for testing the first orbiting rendezvous radar on a launching pad are described. Performance and weight considerations were evaluated and a practical compromise was reached. A chamber capable of measuring L-band radar angular accuracy and weighing only slightly more than 100 pounds was the result. Radar RF go, no-go checks can n... View full abstract»

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  • Space Age Packaging for Ground Based Electronic Systems

    Publication Year: 1963 , Page(s): 51 - 53
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    The needs of Radar Tracking Ranges are ever changing, and present new challenges to the Systems Integration Engineer. This paper describes the concept and design of shelters and associated support equipment which form a part of a Transportable Radar System. The transportable concept is a solution to many Radar Range problems due to its inherent flexibility. The Radar Operator is not forgotten; the... View full abstract»

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  • Accuracy of Position Determination in Star Tracker Tubes

    Publication Year: 1963 , Page(s): 54 - 57
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    The focusing properties of star-tracker tubes can be summarized by a quantity, called rise distance, which measures the sharpness of transition between light and dark areas. Measurements showing the values achieved to date are presented. It is then discussed how shortcomings of the rise distance can be overcome by proper choice of the data handling process, i.e., the output circuitry. It is pointe... View full abstract»

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  • Differential Ballistic Wind Computer

    Publication Year: 1963 , Page(s): 58 - 71
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    From the weapon's release point in the aircraft to its final burst point at the target, winds may considerably affect a weapon's trajectory. Aircraft bombing-navigational systems must compensate for such wind effects in order to achieve accurate solutions to the bombing problem. Such compensation is provided by a recently-designed analog device called the Differential Ballistic Wind Computer (DBWC... View full abstract»

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  • A Force Measurement System for Missile Guidance Control Using Jet Vanes

    Publication Year: 1963 , Page(s): 72 - 85
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    To determine the forces and moments on movable jet vanes immersed into the exhaust flame of a large solid rocket motor, and to determine the resultant forces and moments upon the motor-missile configuration, two multi-component internal strain-gage floating-frame balances were designed and integrated into the vane actuation systems. These balances provided an accurate, economical, trouble-free mul... View full abstract»

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  • Multi-Component Test Fixtures for Solid Rocket Motor Testing

    Publication Year: 1963 , Page(s): 86 - 98
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    In the static testing of large solid rocket motors, particularly those equipped with a form of steering system, a multiple degree-of-freedom test fixture is normally employed. This paper discusses multi-component test fixtures within a basic conceptual framework. A qualitative description of the specific form of mechanical system used is given. The choice of force cell measurement devices and asso... View full abstract»

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  • The Analysis of Solid Rocket Motor Performance Errors by Monte Carlo Techniques

    Publication Year: 1963 , Page(s): 99 - 114
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    In the captive testing of conventional solid rocket motors, a large number of fundamental physical measurements are normally implemented. These include the determination of instantaneous motor force, pressure, temperature, deflection, acceleration and electrical power data associated with the particular motor configuration. In the majority of applications, however, the motor performance indicators... View full abstract»

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  • An Experimental 600-Foot Sonic Delay Line for the Navy Space Surveillance System

    Publication Year: 1963 , Page(s): 115 - 122
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    Since the Navy Space Surveillance System operates continuously, there is a large yearly expenditure for recording paper. It was suggested that the recorders be turned on only during a satellite "pass" providing enough signal delay could be introduced so that the recorders could overcome their starting inertia. The requirement for delaying the composite (IRIG) FM telemetering signals from a Space S... View full abstract»

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  • The Role of Nuclear Power in Aerospace Ground Support

    Publication Year: 1963 , Page(s): 123 - 130
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    This paper presents the unique features of the nuclear power plant which makes its use superior to other types of power plants for many field applications. Particular emphasis is placed upon utilization at tracking stations and remote launch sites. The PM-1 Nuclear Power Plant at Sundance Air Force Station, Wyoming, is described to illustrate a field application. View full abstract»

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  • Nickel Cadmium Battery Systems for Aerospace Support Equipment

    Publication Year: 1963 , Page(s): 131 - 139
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    This paper describes a sintered plate nickel cadmium battery system, including charge and discharge regulating circuitry capable of delivering 8 kilowatts of power within a 27.4 to 31 volt dc limit, and discusses the characteristics of these batteries in these applications. Flexibility for complete or temporary power interruptions are provided. Nickel cadmium batteries have been chosen for these o... View full abstract»

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  • Fuel Cell Battery - Aerospace Ground Equipment

    Publication Year: 1963 , Page(s): 140 - 148
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  • Static Inversion Based on Duty Cycle Modulation

    Publication Year: 1963 , Page(s): 149 - 160
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    A solid-state switching static alternator, based on the duty cycle modulation principle, has been developed. High-speed transient response and a 0 to 100% output voltage regulation range are accomplished with simple circuitry that utilizes few components. Significant problems, such as transformer losses and reverse d-c source current, are analyzed, and a derivation of design procedures for the out... View full abstract»

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  • Corner Reflectors as Elements Passive Communication Satellites

    Publication Year: 1963 , Page(s): 161 - 172
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    Orbiting passive communication satellites cannot exploit radar target structures, for the reflected energy must cover the entire globe. Each orbital altitude dictates its maximum tolerable gain. Structures with large plane surfaces have too narrow beams and intolerable scintillations. Only spheres studded with several thousand retrodirective elements of wide scan angle eliminate scintillations and... View full abstract»

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  • Age for the 465L Remote Communications Central AN/FYQ-4

    Publication Year: 1963 , Page(s): 173 - 180
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    This paper discusses the techniques utilized in the design of a digital communications system that provide continuous system monitoring during operation, indicates a faulty replaceable assembly, and switches to redundant sections when necessary. Also, the special test sets that provide the capability of fault isolation in a faulty assembly to a small repairable subassembly are discussed. The monit... View full abstract»

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Aims & Scope

This Transactions ceased publication in 1965. The new retitled publication is IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems.

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