Accession Number : AD0603541

Title :   AIRBORNE SYSTEM FOR THE MEASUREMENT OF INFRARED MISSILE SPECTRA,

Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s) : Ellis,J. M. ; Matlack,D. E. ; Templin,H. A. ; Black,G. M.

Report Date : 21 MAY 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 51

Abstract : An airborne spectrometer and tracker system for quantitative spectral measurements of ballistic missile plumes in the wavelength region from 1.0 to 5.0 microns is described. Measurements are made at an altitude of about 40,000 feet. Eight spectra per second are recorded with a wavelength resolution of the order of 0.1 micron. The system NEFD is about 3 x 10 to the minus 10th power and 4 x 10 to the minus 12th power watts/sq. cm with a PbSe and InSb detector respectively. Data are processed on an IBM 7090 computer and a Stromberg Carlson 4020 microfilm plotter. Sample plots of H lambda and H lambda R2 are given. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GUIDED MISSILE DETECTION, INFRARED DETECTORS), (*INFRARED DETECTORS, GUIDED MISSILE DETECTION), GUIDED MISSILES, EXHAUST GASES, INFRARED RADIATION, MEASUREMENT, AIRBORNE, SPECTRUM ANALYZERS, LEAD ALLOYS, SELENIUM ALLOYS, INDIUM ALLOYS, ANTIMONY ALLOYS, DETECTORS, DATA PROCESSING, DIGITAL COMPUTERS, EARLY WARNING SYSTEMS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE