Accession Number : AD0635883

Title :   DROPOUT PROBE TECHNIQUES FOR IN SITU MEASUREMENTS OF MISSILE PLUME OPTICAL RADIANCE CHARACTERISTICS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept., 1 Jul 63-30 Jun 65.

Corporate Author : UTAH UNIV SALT LAKE CITY UPPER AIR RESEARCH LABS

Personal Author(s) : Burt, D. A. ; Olsen,K. G. ; Selander,P. S. ; Howlett,L. C. ; Allred,G. D.

Report Date : JAN 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : Dropout capsules incorporating instruments capable of measuring the optical properties of missile plumes and the instrumentation to assist in determining the capsule's aspect within the plume were designed and developed. Experiments wherein the capsules were dropped from scientific passenger pods attached to Atlas and Titan II missiles through the plumes of the in-flight missiles were conducted. Eight capsules were constructed and seven have been flown. The capsule instrumentation, integration and description of operation, as well as two extensive sections dealing with methods of determining capsule aspect within the plume are discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*EXHAUST GASES, PROBES), (*CONDENSATION TRAILS, PROBES), OPTICAL PROPERTIES, UPPER ATMOSPHERE, TEST METHODS, INSTRUMENTATION, GUIDED MISSILE COMPONENTS, JETTISONABLE EQUIPMENT, MAGNETOMETERS, FLIGHT TESTING

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE