Accession Number : AD0616701

Title :   SATELLITE-BASED DETECTION OF THE ELECTROMAGNETIC SIGNAL FROM LOW AND INTERMEDIATE ALTITUDE NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS.

Descriptive Note : Memo.,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : KARZAS,William J. ; Latter,Richard

Report Date : JUN 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : A theoretical examination of satellite-based detection of electromagnetic signals produced by nuclear explosions at low and intermediate altitudes (a few to 20 or so kms). Since such explosions are particularly difficult to detect, the Memorandum suggests that this promising detection technique be included in the Project VELA satellite. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, DETECTION), (*RECONNAISSANCE SATELLITES, NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS), (*ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION, NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS), (*DETECTION, ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION), SIGNALS, IONOSPHERIC PROPAGATION, RADIOFREQUENCY INTERFERENCE, HIGH FREQUENCY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE