Accession Number : AD0282382

Title :   NIGHTTIME LOWER IONOSPHERE ELECTRON DENSITY MEASUREMENTS BY RADIO WAVE PROPAGATION TO ASCENDING ROCKETS

Corporate Author : PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK IONOSPHERE RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : MECHTLY,E.A.

Report Date : 15 JUN 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Continuous radio waves at a frequency of 512 Kc were radiated from the ground to ascending Jupiter rockets. Receivers in the rockets measured the field strength of the waves in the D and lower E regions of the ionosphere. Telemetered data revealed the effects of the interference of direct and ionospherically reflected waves, ofABSORPTION AND OF CHANGES OF WAVE POLARIZATION. Reflection heights and electron density profiles are deduced from the telemetered data. (Author)

Descriptors :   *IONOSPHERE, *RADIO WAVES, *WAVE PROPAGATION, ATMOSPHERIC SOUNDING, DENSITY, ELECTRONS, MEASUREMENT, MEDIUM FREQUENCY, ROCKET FLIGHT, TELEMETERING DATA

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE