Accession Number : AD0603592

Title :   A PRELIMINARY EVALUATION OF THE CRICKETSONDE ROCKET SYSTEM.

Descriptive Note : Instrumentation paper,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS

Personal Author(s) : Pocs,Konstantins

Report Date : JUN 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : Test flights of the Cricketsonde rocket were conducted to determine the operational feasibility of this low level meteorological rocket system. Designed as an inexpensive reliable and safe method for obtaining meteorological data up to 3,000 ft. altitude; the Cricket employs a cold-type propellant and a 403 mc radiosonde telemetry package which is ejected at apogee and descends by parachute. Flight results indicate that the Cricketsonde has a good potential as an operational system. Problem areas relating to its optimum use are explored. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOUNDING ROCKETS, METEOROLOGY), (*ATMOSPHERIC SOUNDING, ROCKETS), RADIOSONDES, LOW ALTITUDE, TELEMETER SYSTEMS, PARACHUTE DESCENTS, CARBON DIOXIDE, LIQUID ROCKET PROPELLANTS, LAUNCHING, FLIGHT TESTING, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, EJECTION

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE