Accession Number : AD0294869

Title :   INSTRUMENTATION, CALIBRATION, AND DATA REDUCTION METHODS

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : GM DEFENSE RESEARCH LABS SANTA BARBARA CA

Personal Author(s) : KOCH, W.L.

Report Date : DEC 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : This instrumentation Report has been prepared with several purposes in mind. First, a thorough description of the Flight Physics Range instrumentation is necessary because the majority of data are in the form of photographic records made with spark illumination of the model or taken directly from oscilloscope traces. The second purpose is to establish a basis for the reduction of raw photographic data as presented in our data reports, Volumes I-VI. This reduction requires a presentation of mathematical methods as well as the constants needed for the computations. This report should be considered a handbook, covering such fields as flight kinematics, optical radiation, microwave phase shift and attenuation, and doppler radar return. It is written as a series of descriptions by investigators who are experts in their respective fields. (Author)

Descriptors :   *DOPPLER RADAR, *HYPERVELOCITY GUNS, *INFRARED RADIATION, *KINETIC THEORY, *MICROWAVES, *SCHLIEREN PHOTOGRAPHY, *SPARK SHADOWGRAPH PHOTOGRAPHY, *X RAY PHOTOGRAPHY, ABSORPTION, ATTENUATION, CALIBRATION, DATA PROCESSING, ERRORS, FLIGHT, HANDBOOKS, HYPERSONIC TEST VEHICLES, INSTRUMENTATION, OPTICAL ANALYSIS, PHOTOGRAPHS, PLASMAS(PHYSICS), RADAR ANTENNAS, REENTRY VEHICLES, RELIABILITY, TEST FACILITIES, ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE