RE: Is this addition to line0 OK?

Rick von Glahn (
Tue, 15 Jun 1999 23:45:55 -0600


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Phil Rogers []

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> Are your values listed in square meters or in DBSM? Peak or average?

I believe the values are in square meters. My requestor so indicates and I'm
sure he is right but, oddly enough the "Satellite Situation Report" hasn't a
legend indicating the measurement units for any data. But, it all seems to
be, what else??, metric.

You can see the report by visiting OIG and poking around. The values will be
theirs. I'm not going to get into a guessing game here. I've nothing bigger
than a c-band dish and it's not going to be tracking and analyzing any radar
echoes from orbiting satellites anytime soon :-).

RE: The dimensions of the data field, well, that's the way the data are
formatted in this report, so I thought I'd just pass it along. I may supply
a data file with this information in the release supporting this feature,
but, the program will read the "Situation Report" directly and add the data
to the existing elements loaded into Element Manager as well as update a
data file that will contain the Molczan/McCants vis data along with the
radar cross section. This way, anyone can keep current without having to
depend on me to provide a data file.