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Track Control

    The Track Control operator coordinates all optical tracking mount activities. The Track Control console allows for the loading of station locations, instrumentation, and manning into the system. It provides a readiness status of the systems, which is displayed on the Test Directors console. The radar priorities (set by the Radar Control operator) are distributed to the mounts to provide acquisition and ranging data. The Track Control operator initiates the sending of pulses out to the field to synchronize the starting and stopping of cameras. Streaming video from TTR Radar systems and Telescopes allows Track Control to verify good ranging data and monitor the test remotely.

Photos courtesy of Sandia Photometrics Division, Org 1535