Accession Number : AD0617065

Title :   DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND TESTING OF INSTRUMENTATION FOR THE INVESTIGATION OF THE ELECTRICAL STRUCTURE OF THE UPPER ATMOSPHERE.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. for 13 Jan 64-13 Jan 65,

Corporate Author : NORTHEASTERN UNIV BOSTON MASS

Personal Author(s) : Stuart,Robert D.

Report Date : 13 JAN 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : To further understand the physics of the upperatmosphere, research program work has been carried out on the design, construction and testing of rocket and satellite instrumentation for the investigation of the electrical structure of the upper atmosphere. A description is given of a spherical sensor, and support instrumentation used on rockets and satellites to measure the positive and negative charged-particle densities. A description, in addition to typical results, is also given of some of the data-reduction procedures. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERIC SOUNDING, INSTRUMENTATION), (*METEOROLOGICAL INSTRUMENTS, ATMOSPHERIC SOUNDING), (*UPPER ATMOSPHERE, ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES), SOUNDING ROCKETS, SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES, DATA PROCESSING

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE