Accession Number : AD0276647

Title :   ROCKET-BORNE IR SCANNING RADIOMETER FOR HIGH ALTITUDE RADIATION MEASUREMENTS

Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS/POMONA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : SMILEY,VERN N.

Report Date : 10 APR 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A transistorized, scanning, filter radiometer designed for use in an Atlas piggy-back pod is described. The instrument is designed for moderately narrow-band measurements at 2.7, 3.5, 4.3, 4.7, and 6.3 microns of the irradiance arriving at the radiometer from the earth's atmosphere within a small field of view as a function of height above the true horizon. The measurements will be made while the vehicle is in the altitude range 3 x 100,000 to 10 to the 6th power feet. A fairly complete description of the optics, electronics, and mechanical parts in given, including a description of calibration techniques. (Author)

Descriptors :   *INFRARED SCANNING, *RADIOMETERS, AIRBORNE, ATMOSPHERES, HIGH ALTITUDE, INFRARED DETECTORS, INFRARED FILTERS, INFRARED OPTICAL SYSTEMS, INFRARED RADIATION, INFRARED TELESCOPES, LEAD COMPOUNDS, ROCKETS, SELENIUM, TRANSISTORS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE