minitrack


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minitrack

[′min·ē‚trak]
(aerospace engineering)
A satellite tracking system consisting of a field of separate antennas and associated receiving equipment interconnected so as to form interferometers which track a transmitting beacon in the payload itself.
(electronics)
A subminiature radio transmitter capable of sending data over 4000 miles (6500 kilometers) on extremely low power.
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After seeing how well the very sensitive MINITRACK interferometer antenna field at Blossom Point, Md.
He was the general chair for CASE |90, cosponsored by the IEEE Computer Society, a minitrack coordinator on IPSE/Software Development Environments, and a minitrack coordinator on CASE technology for the Hawaiian International Conference on Systems Sciences (HICSS-24) in 1991 and repeated the CASE minitrack at HICSS-25 in January 1992.
This was a French version of the United States MINITRACK interferometer setup to track transmitting satellites (only American at this time).
These had 40 inch focal length f/5 cameras, using 8 x 10 inch photographic plates with a field of view of 11 x 14 degrees and were used to calibrate the radio MINITRACK satellite system.
The conference features minitracks, tutorials, workshops, and symposiums.