Accession Number : AD0282739

Title :   FREE AIR THERMOMETER EVALUATION AND PREPRODUCTION

Corporate Author : BARNES ENGINEERING CO STAMFORD CONN

Personal Author(s) : RUDOMANSKI,A.C.

Report Date : JUL 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The feasibility was studied of measuring free air temperature radiometrically from supersonic aircraft. The investigation, which included the construction and testing of a breadboard model, uncovered many problem areas which included the collecting optics, the detector spectral selectivity, and temperature control of the reference source. A 15 micron sensitive free air thermometer was subjected to ground testing to establish techniques needed for the design of a model radiometer for supersonic flight.

Descriptors :   *INFRARED DETECTORS, *RADIOMETERS, *SUPERSONIC FLIGHT, *THERMOMETERS, ABSORPTION, AIRBORNE, ATMOSPHERES, INFRARED EQUIPMENT, MEASUREMENT, METEOROLOGICAL INSTRUMENTS, SENSITIVITY, TEMPERATURE

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE