May 2017 Archives

BIRDWATCHER

Birdwatcher is a word which has mostly avoided the internet generation entirely. Birdwatcher is an automated telemetry system with two pilot inputs, an A button and and a B button, and the rest of the inputs were specific telemetry inputs on the aircraft. The A-12 had a Birdwatcher system, as well as the CIA version of the U-2. Both of these aircraft or similar variants (U-2S, SR-71) were transferred to the 9th SRW, 4080th, and other related divisions.

Birdwatcher also involved a time-division aspect to the received signal. A physical measuring apparatus is used to determine the source module of the telemetry burst from a strip-chart recorder.

For more information, look to the dead trees.

https://books.google.com/books?id=D6edCwAAQBAJ&pg=PA35&lpg=PA35&dq=%22birdwatcher%22+a-12&source=bl&ots=1yYmtsKYv0&sig=nWofJGL_HkZfLbd6pVhUDTDlh7U&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjQjKaYo9rTAhVI6iYKHZ_yCUYQ6AEIOjAC#v=onepage&q=%22birdwatcher%22%20a-12&f=false

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