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The station comes of age : satellites, submarines, and special operations in the final years of the Naval Ordnance Test Station, 1959-1967

Author: Cliff Lawson; Naval Air Warfare Center (U.S.). Weapons Division,
Publisher: China Lake, CA : NAWCWD, Washington, DC : For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Publishing Office 2017.
Series: History of the Navy at China Lake, California, v. 4.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : English
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cliff Lawson; Naval Air Warfare Center (U.S.). Weapons Division,
ISBN: 9780160939709 0160939704
OCLC Number: 1006625544
Notes: "This authorized history was supported by Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons DIvision."
Shipping list no.: 2018-0003-S.
The first two volumes of the series were published as part of the series: "History of the Naval Weapons Center, China Lake, California." With volume 3, the series became: History of the Navy at China Lake, California."
Description: xxx, 749 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: A winter's day. Progress ; Growth ; New directions ; Finding the right people ; Base and town ; Trouble and tragedy ; The larger picture ; A changing Navy ; Global influences ; Stability and optimism --
Reaching skyward. NOTS 1: NOTSNIK ; Lunar scanner ; Transit ; TERASCA, TASCAN, Viperscan ; Project Defender ; Antisatellite projects ; Caleb ; HIHOE ; Satellite Interceptor: SIP ; Guided flight vehicle ; Dixie Pixie ; Kill mechanisms ; Soft-landing vehicle ; Hovering rocket system ; Other Navy, Army and Air Force variants ; Contributions to space exploration ; Summing up --
Back to basics. Nuclear programs ; Polaris ; Deterrence and other nuclear studies ; Conventional weapons ; Walleye ; Weapons requirements studies ; Additional Eye Weapons ; The military edge ; Operations Evaluation Group --
Cooperative targets. Competing antiradar-missile programs ; NOTS' first antiradar missile ; Shrike ; Response to a crisis: Project ESE ; Shrike production ; Equipment and support for the fleet ; Other antiradiation contributions --
Command performance. Firepower demonstration ; Exhibits at Michelson Lab ; The President and the public ; Concluding ceremonies ; Significance of the visit --
Fueling the fire. Project AGILE ; FAX/FAE ; Other AGILE projects ; Project Loudmouth ; Helicopter Trap weapon ; TIARA and Chemlight ; Special ops forces ; Booby traps ; Small arms ; Other special operations items ; Spin-stabilized aircraft rocket: SSAR ; Patrol boat, river: PBR ; Project SWAB ; Project Salty and other support to special warfare ; Vietnam Laboratory Assistance Program ; RAP and BOMROC ; Nonlethal weapons --
Tightening the reins. Organizational realignment ; Planning systems ; The funding process ; Conflict of cultures --
Control of the air. Sidewinder ; AIM-9C ; AIM-9D ; Dual-mode seeker ; AIM-9E, -9F, and -9G ; The Albuquerque Incident ; Sons of Sidewinder ; Chaparral ; FOCUS ; Bullwinder and Bombwinder ; Sidewinder support ; The Ault Report ; Ground-based threats ; Coso military target range ; Echo range ; Work hard, play hard --
Exploiting the invisible. IR Characterization studies ; Missile warning technology ; Night attack FLIR, ADAM, NOGS --
Antisubmarine warfare. Pasadena facilities ; Pasadena ranges ; RAT and ASROC ; SUBROC ; RETORC and the MK 46 torpedo ; Aircraft nuclear standoff ASW weapon ; Sonaray ; Supercavitating propeller ; Project Swish ; Quality engineering ; Analysis ; Separation --
The world beneath the surface. Moray ; Undersea research ; Marine mammal projects ; Underwater camera ; Acoustical R&D ; Recovery vehicles and systems ; Cycloidal propellers ; Hikino ; Rock-site ; Closer ties with the Underwater Navy --
Controlling the weather. Project ACE ; Project Cyclops ; Project Skagit ; Project Stormfury ; GROMET II: Phillippines drought relief ; Project Foggy Cloud ; Other experiments and events ; Operation Popeye --
Frontiers of research. The problems with research ; The Ballistics Division controversy ; Project Hindsight ; Managing research ; NOTS research in the 1960s ; The paper trail ; World-class researchers ; What IS in a name? --
Growing pains. Housing ; Base meets town ; Integrating commerce ; Civil Rights ; Flower children ; The antiwar movement ; The view ahead --
In with the new. Centers of excellence ; The year at China Lake ; Lessons learned ; The future --
Appendix A. Biographies of NOTS Commanders, 1959 to 1967: Captain William W. Hollister ; Captain Charles Blenman, Jr. ; Captain Leon Grabowsky ; Captain John I. Hardy ; Captain Grady H. Lowe ; Captain Melvin R. Etheridge --
Appendix B. Nine ways to ruin a laboratory --
Appendix C. William B. McLean Laboratory dedication speech.
Series Title: History of the Navy at China Lake, California, v. 4.
Other Titles: Satellites, submarines, and special operations in the final years of the Naval Ordnance Test Station, 1959-1967
Responsibility: by Cliff Lawson ; with an introduction by Dr. James E. Colvard.

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