Accession Number : AD0288229

Title :   POLARIZATION OF THE 2840 MC/S RADIATION FROM JUPITER

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA INST OF TECH PASADENA OWENS VALLEY RADIO OBSERVATORY

Personal Author(s) : MORRIS,D. ; BARTLETT,J.F.

Report Date : 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Measurements made at the Caltech Radio Observatory on the 2840 mc (10.6 cm) radiation from Jupiter are summarized. The results are compared with similar measurements made earlier at 960 mc (31 cm) and 1390 mc (22 cm). The o rvations were made during the week 14-21 Apr 1962 with an interferometer of baseline 300 lambda E-W. At this antenna separation, Jupiter was unresolved and values were obtained for the total flux, fractional linear polarization and position angle of the electric vector of the radiation. To obtain an adequate signal to noise ratio it was necessary to integrate the fringes for periods of the order of 20 min. For this purpose an analog computer and mechanical integrator were used. (Athor)

Descriptors :   *EXTRATERRESTRIAL RADIO WAVES, JUPITER, POLARIZATION, ULTRAHIGH FREQUENCY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE