Accession Number : AD0653992

Title :   ROCKET INSTRUMENTATION FOR AURORAL MEASUREMENTS - BLACK BRANT AC 17.604,

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

Personal Author(s) : Burt,D. A.

Report Date : MAR 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 65

Abstract : The report details the instrumentation developed by the University of Utah for a Black Brant rocket designed to make multiple D-region measurements during an auroral absorption event. This rocket was launched from the Churchill Research Range in 1966, by Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories. The instruments on the rocket were designed to measure the following: Electron density; Electron temperature; Plasma conductivity; Ion density; Energy deposition electron > 5 kev, proton > 60 kev; Lyman-alpha radiation; Auroral light, 3914 A; Auroral light wideband (4000-12,000 A); Vehicle potential; Bremsstrahlung X rays (1-8 A). (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AURORAE, ATMOSPHERIC SOUNDING), (*SOUNDING ROCKETS, INSTRUMENTATION), IONOSPHERIC DISTURBANCES, ELECTRONS, IONS, DETECTORS, CONDUCTIVITY, X RAYS

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE