Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) Drawings
United States. National Imagery and Mapping Agency. Geodesy & Geophysics
This collection consists of drawings, inspection report sheets, and a manual relating to the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission.
Airborne Radar Technical Archives
24.02 Linear feet
This collection consists of material documenting the development of airborne radar and related avionics assembled by Zdzislaw I. Szewczyk, an engineer with the General Motors Company. The material consists of a 35-volume catalog of ready reference information on radar hardware, arranged by country and manufacturer. Catalog entries refer to specific …
This record unit consists of films of meteors detected by the radar system at Havana, Illinois, circa 1960-1970; computer printouts containing data on meteors observed, circa 1966-1971; and computer tapes, circa 1965-1970.
Russell H. Varian Papers
Two notebooks, April 12-July 14 and July 14-September 8, 1937, documenting development of the klystron tube at Stanford University.
Henri Gaston Busignies Papers
Documentation of Gaston's role in the development of radio direction finders during World War II.
Space Surveillance Fence Program Collection
The Navy Space Surveillance System (NavSpaSur) was developed between 1958 and 1964 by the US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) for the detection and tracking of foreign satellites. Operated by the United States Navy from 1961-2004 and thereafter by the US Air Force until its decommissioning in 2013, the system (known as the Space Fence) had three transmitting sites and six receiving stations across the southern United States. Its radar signals detected active satellites and larger pieces of space debris passing through them at altitudes up to 15,000 miles and helped determine their orbital elements. An improved space surveillance radar on Kwajalein Atoll in the Pacific entered service in 2020.
This accession consists of video elements (1 inch magnetic, 3/4 inch U-matic, VHS), 1/4 inch audiotape, and 16mm film documenting seven productions. The 1986 production "Looking at Earth" (also known as the "Radar Show") was a companion show to the National Air and Space Museum exhibition with the same name. The exhibit was concerned with …
Francis L. Moseley Avionics Collection
bulk [ca. 1930s-1950s]
This collection includes technical development reports, booklets, periodicals, lab books, and reports dealing with radar. Included is material from Aeronautical Radio, Inc., American Telephone and Telegraph Company, Bell Telephone System, Commonwealth and Empire Conference on Radio for Civil Aviation (CERCA), Collins Radio Company, General Electric, the Institute of Radio Engineers …
Harold R. D. Roess Papers
These papers document the career and interests of Roess, especially radio rebroadcasting stations, radio navigation, radar, antennas, Naval Research Laboratory projects, and radio broadcasting. Includes blueprints, schematics, technical literature, reprints, manuals, photographs, correspondence, and notes.
United States Navy YEZ-2A Airship Program Collection
This collection consists of material relating to the United States Navy YEZ-2A Airship Program.