Accession Number : AD0262182
Title : MEASUREMENT OF ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE, TEMPERATURE, AND DENSITY AT VERY HIGH ALTITUDES
Corporate Author : MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR SPACE PHYSICS RESEARCH LAB
Personal Author(s) : NAGY, A.F. ; SPENCER, N.W.
Report Date : AUG 1961
Pagination or Media Count : 1
Abstract : Research effort is described in developing a system capable of measuring atmospheric structural parameters above the 100-km level. The sensors to be employed would be of the ionization gage type. Study indicated that one might have a much more successful experiment if the container housing the sensors could be separated from the rocket, preferably in a degassed condition to minimize background contamination. The general research effort included (1) theoretical study of the general measurement problem; (2) development of suitable sensors; (3) development of associated electronic circuits; (4) development of a high-vacuum system to enable study and calibration of the sensors; and (5) development of the nose-cone system to carry and eject the experiment. (Author)
Descriptors : *IONOSPHERE, *NEUTRON DETECTORS, *ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES, BAROMETRIC PRESSURE, DENSITY, HIGH ALTITUDE, IONIZATION GAGES, MEASUREMENT, RECORDING SYSTEMS, SOUNDING ROCKETS, TEMPERATURE, VACUUM APPARATUS.
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE