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Kokee Park Geophysical Observatory (KPGO) Blog:
PHILADELPHIA, 18 Oct. 2013. U.S. Navy space researchers needed a 12-meter high-precision radio telescope antenna for high-accuracy measurement of the positions of planets and stars. They found their solution from the InterTronic Antennas segment of InterTronic Solutions Inc. in Vaudreuil-Dorion, Québec.

Officials of the Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk office in Philadelphia are awarding a $2.1 million contract to InterTronic Antennas to build and install a VLBI2010-style radio antenna at Kokee Park Geophysical Observatory (KPGO) on the island of Kauai, Hawaii, in support of the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington.

InterTronic designs full-motion high-accuracy pedestal-mount antennas ranging in size from 2 to 12 meters in diameter that have typical pointing and tracking accuracies of better than 0.01 degrees, company officials say. The precise motor-driven antennas are rigid structures are suitable for windy environments.

The U.S. Naval Observatory uses radio telescope data obtained by observing distant astronomical sources for determination of Earth orientation parameters (EOP) and for maintenance of the Celestial Reference Frame (CRF).