Accession Number : AD0637747

Title :   DEVELOPMENT OF GUN PROBE PAYLOADS AND A 1750 MC/S TELEMETRY SYSTEM.

Descriptive Note : Memo rept.

Corporate Author : BALLISTIC RESEARCH LABS ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : EVANS,James W.

Report Date : MAY 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 73

Abstract : The feasibility of using a 1750 Mc/s telemetry system, Langmuir probes, and other data sensors in gun launched projectiles used as upper atmosphere probes has been demonstrated by high acceleration testing techniques and actual projectile flights. Instrumentation capable of withstanding launching accelerations of 50,000 g has been produced. Descriptions of the payloads carried by projectiles launched from 5-inch, 7-inch, and 16-inch guns, and evaluations of component performance during flights are presented. Future plans call for modular construction, further ruggedization and miniaturization of the payload and the development of a 415 Mc/s ranging receiver. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TELEMETER SYSTEMS, GUN LAUNCHERS), (*LANGMUIR PROBES, GUN LAUNCHERS), (*ATMOSPHERIC SOUNDING, INSTRUMENTATION), ULTRAHIGH FREQUENCY, PROBES, RADIO EQUIPMENT, PROJECTILES, ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Telemetry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE