Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.
Published on Nov 2, 2010
Northrop Grumman video showing how its distributed-aperture sensor (DAS) for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter tracked SpaceX's Falcon 9 launch vehicle flight during a test flight of the sensor system on the company's BAC One-Eleven testbed. DAS rpoivies a 360-deg view round the F-35 for missile warning, traget tracking and navigation, The video has been magnified 10 times. DAS detects and tracks the rocket at horizon-break without the aid of external cues, then continuously tracks the rocket through first-stage burnout, second-stage ignition, across boundaries between DAS sensors, and through the rocket's second-stage burnout at a distance of more than 800 miles. The video also shows the DAS detecting and tracking the rocket's first-stage re-entry.