Accession Number : AD0463021

Title :   PRELIMINARY MEASUREMENTS OF FARADAY ROTATION WITH THE 430 MC/S RADAR SYSTEM AT ARECIBO, PUERTO RICO.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : CORNELL UNIV ITHACA NY CENTER FOR RADIOPHYSICS AND SPACE RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : Morgan, M. Granger

Report Date : JAN 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 64

Abstract : Successful first measurements of Faraday rotation were made with the 430 Mc/s radar system at Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Measurements with a corner reflector in the near field established the approximate range of linear polarization. Experiments with the ionosphere and a series of moon experiments coordinated with the Cornell Radio Astronomy 430 Mc/s polarimeter in Danby, New York resulted in finer polarization tuning. The receiver and data-processing system was measured and evaluated for Faraday rotation measurements and an optimum system chosen. Programs for data reduction were developed. Electron density profiles were generated for several days from Faraday rotation measurements. Power profiles made at the same time have provided an estimate of Te/Ti. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MAGNETOOPTICS, MEASUREMENT), (*POLARIZATION, MAGNETIC FIELDS), PUERTO RICO, DATA PROCESSING, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, RADAR, ELECTRON DENSITY, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, MOON, IONOSPHERE, FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS, ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION, PROPAGATION, REFRACTIVE INDEX.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE