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Surveillance technologies II : 21-23 April 1992, Orlando, Florida / Sankaran Gowrinathan, James F. Shanley, chairs/editors ; sponsored and published by SPIE--the International Society for Optical Engineering

Title:
Surveillance technologies 2
Surveillance technologies two
Author:
Gowrinathan, Sankarian  Search this
Shanley, James F  Search this
Society of Photo-optical Instrumention Engineers  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 372 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1992
C1992
Topic:
Optical detectors  Search this
Image processing  Search this
Electronic surveillance  Search this
Call number:
TA1632.S89 1992X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_443865

Space Surveillance Fence Program Collection

Names:
Naval Research Laboratory (U.S.)  Search this
United States. Air Force  Search this
United States. Navy  Search this
Extent:
15.11 Cubic feet (13 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1959-2002
Summary:
The Navy Space Surveillance System (NavSpaSur) was developed between 1958 and 1964 by the US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) for the detection and tracking of foreign satellites. Operated by the United States Navy from 1961-2004 and thereafter by the US Air Force until its decommissioning in 2013, the system (known as the Space Fence) had three transmitting sites and six receiving stations across the southern United States. Its radar signals detected active satellites and larger pieces of space debris passing through them at altitudes up to 15,000 miles and helped determine their orbital elements. An improved space surveillance radar on Kwajalein Atoll in the Pacific entered service in 2020.
Scope and Contents:
The Space Surveillance Fence Program Collection consists of 15 cubic feet of photographs of NAVSPASUR personnel, facilities, and stations; many of the photographs are unidentified. Also included in the collection are operational and systems manuals, paper strip charts of radar data, reports and memoranda.
Arrangement:
This collection has not yet been processed. Material is in the order it was received. Duplicate materials may appear in several different locations within the collection.
Biographical / Historical:
The Navy Space Surveillance System (NavSpaSur) was developed between 1958 and 1964 by the US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) for the detection and tracking of foreign satellites. Known as the Space Fence, the system began operations in 1959. Operated by the United States Navy from 1961-2004 and thereafter by the US Air Force until its decommissioning in 2013, the system had three transmitting sites and six receiving stations across the southern United States. Its radar signals detected active satellites and larger pieces of space debris passing through them at altitudes up to 15,000 miles and helped determine their orbital elements. Transmitter sites were located at Lake Kickapoo, Texas (Station SK); Gila River, Arizona (Station SG); and Jordan Lake, Alabama (Station SJ). Receiver stations were located at San Diego, California (Station SS); Elephant Butte, New Mexico (Station SE); Red River, Arkansas (Station SR); Silver Lake, Mississippi (Station SM); Hawkinsville, Georgia (Station SH); and at Fort Stewart (Tattnall County), Georgia (Station ST). Data collected at the receiver stations was transmitted to the NAVSPASUR Headquarters and Computation Center at the Naval Surface Weapons Center, Dahlgren, Virginia. Command of the system was transferred to the US Air Force's 20th Space Control Squadron in October 2004. The Air Force Space Surveillance System (AFSSS) was shut down on September 1, 2013. An improved space surveillance radar on Kwajalein Atoll in the Pacific entered service in 2020.
Provenance:
Christopher Matson, Gift, 2014, 2014.0048
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Topic:
Astronautics, Military  Search this
Artificial satellites -- Tracking  Search this
Electronic surveillance  Search this
Cold War  Search this
Citation:
Space Surveillance Fence Program Collection, Acc. NASM.2014.0048, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2014.0048
See more items in:
Space Surveillance Fence Program Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg236240c20-b352-4bbd-abda-7ef0ad69f8e7
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2014-0048
Online Media:

Inventing the Surveillance Society

Speaker:
Molella, Arthur P., 1944-  Search this
Quigley, Sam  Search this
Solove, Daniel J., 1972-  Search this
Shipp, Al  Search this
Merritt, Elizabeth E.  Search this
Plageman, Greg  Search this
Nolan, Jonathan  Search this
Gray, John L.  Search this
Cantor, Jonathan  Search this
Keller, Steve  Search this
Harris, Shane  Search this
Lyon, David, 1948-  Search this
Lipartito, Kenneth, 1957-  Search this
Lauer, Josh  Search this
Kobielus, James G.  Search this
Moderator:
Proctor, Nancy, 1968-  Search this
Bedi, Joyce  Search this
Brodie, Jeffrey L.  Search this
Hintz, Eric  Search this
Collins, Martin  Search this
Creator:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.  Search this
Extent:
4 Items (digital, mp3 (7 hours, 21 minutes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
2013 October 25
Scope and Contents:
A symposium held by the National Museum of American HIstory's Lemelson Center, October 25, 2013. The symposium featured speakers, panel discussions, roundtable talks. Featured participants were John Gray, Steve Keller, Sam Quigley, Eiizabeth Merritt, Nancy Proctor, David Lyon, Josh Lauer, Al Shipp, Jonathan Cantor, Jeffrey Brodie, Ken Lipartito, James G. Kobielus, Daniel Solove, Eric Hintz, Martin Collins, Arthur Molella, Johathan Nolan, Greg Plageman, Shane Harris, and Joyce Bedi.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into one series.
Provenance:
Created by the Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, National Museum of American History, 2013.
Restrictions:
Please contact the Archives Center for information on how to access. Collection in the Smithsonian's Digital Asset Management Systems (DAMS).
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Electronic surveillance  Search this
Citation:
Inventing the Surveillance Socieity, October 25, 2013, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1355
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep846ea8c4c-19bd-455d-a41a-977824a5b35f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1355

The Soviet land-based ballistic missile program, 1945-1972 : an historical overview

Publisher:
United States National Security Agency/Central Security Service Center for Cryptologic History  Search this
Physical description:
1 volume : illustrations
Type:
Books
Place:
Soviet Union
United States
Date:
1973
20th century
Topic:
Ballistic missiles--History  Search this
Electronic surveillance--History  Search this
Intelligence service--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1046261

The SIGINT satellite story / by Major General David D. Bradburn, US Air Force (retired) [and 3 others]

Author:
Bradburn, David D. 1925-2008  Search this
Copley, John O. 1922-  Search this
Potts, Raymond B. 1931-  Search this
Author:
United States National Reconnaissance Office  Search this
Physical description:
1 volume : illustrations
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1994
20th century
Topic:
Space surveillance--History  Search this
Electronic surveillance--History  Search this
Artificial satellites in remote sensing--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1048265

Purple Dragon : the origin and development of the United States OPSEC Program

Title:
Origin and development of the United States OPSEC Program
Author:
United States National Security Agency/Central Security Service Center for Cryptologic History  Search this
Subject:
United States Army Security Agency History  Search this
Physical description:
102 leaves : ill., maps ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Southeast Asia
Date:
1993
Topic:
National security--History  Search this
Information networks--Security measures  Search this
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Military intelligence--History  Search this
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Cryptography--History  Search this
Electronic surveillance--History  Search this
Call number:
UB247 .P87 1993
Restrictions & Rights:
Formerly: "Top secret."
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_983762

Spychips : how major corporations and government plan to track your every purchase and watch your every move / Katherine Albrecht and Liz McIntyre

Title:
Spy chips
Author:
Albrecht, Katherine  Search this
McIntyre, Liz  Search this
Physical description:
xvii, 278 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2006
Topic:
Privacy, Right of  Search this
Radio frequency identification systems  Search this
Electronic surveillance--Social aspects  Search this
Call number:
JC596.2.U5 A43 2006
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_813734

[Trade catalogs on surveillance machinery ... ]

Author:
Carl Anderson Electric Corporation  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries American History Trade Literature Collection DSI  Search this
Physical description:
<1> v. : ill
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Date:
1917
1917-
Topic:
Electronic surveillance  Search this
Wiretapping  Search this
Eavesdropping  Search this
Detectifone (Brand name)  Search this
Call number:
053978
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_719605

Firewall : Jonas Dahlberg, Andreas Köpnick, Julie Mehretu, Aernout Mik, Julia Scher, Markus Vater, Magnus Wallin, Johannes Wohnseifer

Author:
Henatsch, Martin  Search this
Kirkpatrick, Gail B  Search this
Württembergischer Kunstverein  Search this
Ausstellungshalle zeitgenössische Kunst Münster  Search this
Physical description:
118 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 x 25 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2004
C2004
Topic:
Electronic surveillance in art  Search this
Art and society  Search this
Call number:
N72.T4 F57 2004
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_785102

Surveillance : an exhibition of video, photography, installations : LACE, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, February 27-April 12, 1987 / exhibition curators, Branda Miller, video, installations, Deborah Irmas, photography

Author:
Miller, Branda  Search this
Irmas, Deborah 1950-  Search this
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (Gallery)  Search this
Physical description:
55 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1987
C1987
20th century
Topic:
Art, Modern--Themes, motives  Search this
Electronic surveillance in art  Search this
Technology in art  Search this
Video art--Themes, motives  Search this
Call number:
N6487.L67.L657.1987
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_647770

Wizardry for air campaigns : signals intelligence support to the cockpit / Gilles K. Van Nederveen

Title:
Airpower Research Institute
Signals intelligence support to the cockpit
Author:
Van Nederveen, Gilles  Search this
Air University (U.S.) College of Aerospace Doctrine, Research, and Education  Search this
Air University (U.S.) Airpower Research Institute  Search this
Subject:
United States Air Force History  Search this
Physical description:
iv, 38 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2001
[2001]
Topic:
Electronics in military engineering  Search this
Electronic surveillance  Search this
Military intelligence  Search this
Air warfare  Search this
Call number:
UG485 .V36 2001
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_663354

Ctrl [space] : rhetorics of surveillance from Bentham to Big Brother / edited by Thomas Y. Levin, Ursula Frohne, and Peter Weibel

Title:
Ctrl space
Author:
Levin, Thomas Y  Search this
Frohne, Ursula  Search this
Weibel, Peter  Search this
Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe  Search this
Physical description:
655 p. : ill. (mostly col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2002
20th century
Topic:
Electronic surveillance in art  Search this
Art, Modern--Themes, motives  Search this
Technology in art  Search this
Video art--Themes, motives  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_677653

Electronic warfare / J.P.R. Browne, M. T. Thurbon

Author:
Browne, J. P. R (John P. R.)  Search this
Thurbon, M. T (Michael T.)  Search this
Physical description:
xvii, 341 p. : ill ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1998
C1998
Topic:
Electronic intelligence  Search this
Electronics in military engineering  Search this
Electronic surveillance  Search this
Command and control systems  Search this
Military intelligence  Search this
Call number:
UG485 .B76 1998
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_533989

Burma's military secrets : signals intelligence (SIGINT) from the Second World War to civil war and cyber warfare / Desmond Ball

Author:
Ball, Desmond  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 294 p. : ill., maps ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Burma
Date:
1998
20th century
Topic:
Electronic surveillance--History  Search this
Military intelligence--History  Search this
Call number:
UB251.B93 B35 1998
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_565607

The art of detection : surveillance in society : Bill Beirne, Niels Bonde, Diller + Scofidio, Laura Kurgan, Richard Lowenberg, Steve Mann, Julia Scher / [essays by Jennifer Riddell and Timothy Druckrey]

Author:
Riddell, Jennifer  Search this
Druckrey, Timothy  Search this
MIT List Visual Arts Center  Search this
Physical description:
48 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1997
C1997
20th century
Topic:
Art and technology  Search this
Art, Modern--Themes, motives  Search this
Electronic surveillance in art  Search this
Technology in art  Search this
Video art--Themes, motives  Search this
Call number:
N72.T4 A78 1997
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_566356

[Technical reports on digital pattern producing equipment, search type radar, and antennas]

Author:
United States Army Signal Corps  Search this
Physical description:
<3> v. : ill
Type:
Books
Date:
1950
1950-
Topic:
Optical storage devices  Search this
Surveillance radar  Search this
Antennas (Electronics)  Search this
Call number:
TL507 .U5113sigc
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_474466

Lezione popolare sulla elettricità : per la cognizione dell'elettro-vigile / di Lanzillo Vincenzo ..

Author:
Vincenzo, Lanzillo  Search this
Donor:
Burndy Library DSI  Search this
Physical description:
70, [2] p. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1876
Topic:
Electronic instruments  Search this
Telegraph--Defense measures  Search this
Electronic surveillance  Search this
Call number:
TK7870 .V77 1876
TK7870.V77 1876
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_380276

Dark matters : on the surveillance of blackness / Simone Browne

Author:
Browne, Simone 1973-  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 213 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Canada
United States
Date:
2015
Topic:
African Americans--Social conditions  Search this
Blacks--Social conditions  Search this
Electronic surveillance  Search this
Government information  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1052638

Astro noise : a survival guide for living under total surveillance / Laura Poitras ; with an introduction by Jay Sanders and contributions by Ai Weiwei, Jacob Appelbaum, Lakhdar Boumedien, Kate Crawford, Alex Danchev, Cory Doctorow, Dave Eggers, Jill Magrid, Trevor Paglen, Edward Snowden, and Hito Steyerl

Title:
Astro noise : a survival guide
Laura Poitras : astro noise
Artist:
Poitras, Laura  Search this
Writer of introduction:
Sanders, Jay 1975-  Search this
Writer of added text:
Ai, Weiwei  Search this
Publisher:
Whitney Museum of American Art  Search this
Subject:
Poitras, Laura  Search this
Physical description:
241 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
2016
21st century
Topic:
Installations (Art)  Search this
Documentary films--History  Search this
Art--Political aspects--History  Search this
Electronic surveillance--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1060502

Brian Alfred : surveillance

Title:
Surveillance
Author:
Alfred, Brian 1974-  Search this
Betsky, Aaron  Search this
Warburton, Nigel  Search this
Haunch of Venison (Gallery)  Search this
Subject:
Alfred, Brian 1974-  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2006
C2006
21st century
Topic:
Electronic surveillance in art  Search this
Collage, American  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Call number:
N6537.A456 A4 2006
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_907867

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