Accession Number : AD0639327

Title :   A SYSTEM FOR MEASURING VECTOR MAGNETIC FIELDS FROM SOUNDING ROCKETS.

Descriptive Note : Instrumentation papers.

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

Personal Author(s) : Forsyth,P. G. ; Hutchinson,R. O.

Report Date : AUG 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : Tests of a newly designed operational system show that the earth's vector magnetic field can be measured from a sounding-rocket nose cone by (a) determining the attitude of a rocket nose cone by means of an electromagnetic attitude-sensor using antenna-array signal-strength patterns; (b) making vector magnetic measurements within the rocket nose cone by means of switched bias coils and a cesium vapor magnetometer; (c) encoding and telemetering the resulting information in a format compatible with the existing facilities; and (d) developing computational techniques for reducing the data obtained from the system. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GEOMAGNETISM, MEASUREMENT), SOUNDING ROCKETS, MAGNETIC FIELDS, MAGNETOMETERS, TELEMETER SYSTEMS, DATA PROCESSING, HEIGHT FINDING

Subject Categories : Geomagnetism

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE