This paper describes a radar/computer system which has the following objectives:
  1. (1)

    To detect all satellites (silent or otherwise) up to at least 1000 miles for 1 m2 satellites and determine the characteristics of their orbits.

  2. (2)

    To maintain a catalog and publish ephemerides.

  3. (3)

    To give automatic warning of the presence of a new satellite or of the departure from normal of an existing satellite.

  4. (4)

    The system is intended to operate in the face of high density traffic.



False Alarm Data Link Radar System Central Computer Orbit Parameter 
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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1961

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter R. Dax
    • 1
  1. 1.Westinghouse Electric CorporationBaltimoreUSA

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