Accession Number : AD0286668

Title :   THIN-FILM BOLOMETER

Corporate Author : CORNELL AERONAUTICAL LAB INC BUFFALO N Y

Personal Author(s) : GLICK,HERBERT S.

Report Date : JUL 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The thermal characteristics of the thin-film resistance thermometer for measurement of electromagnetic energy fluxes were investigated. When 1t<<1, the temperature-time history of the thin film is mathematically the same as that of the surface of a semi-infinite slab heated by a constant energy flux. The antenna properties of the thin-film gauge have been analyzed using a simple antenna model and equivalent circuit. The relation that the analysis predicts values of energy fluxes that are about 40% below the measured values. (Author)

Descriptors :   *RESISTANCE THERMOMETERS, ANTENNAS, BOLOMETERS, ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION, GLASS, METAL FILMS, SMOKELESS PROPELLANTS, THIN FILMS (STORAGE DEVICES)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE