Accession Number : AD0661562

Title :   A ROCKET MEASUREMENT OF LOW ENERGY PROTONS.

Descriptive Note : Environmental research papers no. 271,

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

Personal Author(s) : Kuck,George A.

Report Date : AUG 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : The proton energy spectra from L = 2 to L = 3 were measured by a two-detector solid-state telescope carried by a rocket launched on 30 March 1965. The spectra were found to be well fitted by single exponentials of the form exp (-E/E sub 0) for the two energy regions 0.2 = or < E = or < 1.5 MeV and 1.5 = or < E = or < 4.0 MeV. The energy parameter was found to be 0.4 = or < E sub 0 = or < 1.2. The spectra were L dependent and in qualitative agreement with the inward radial diffusion theory. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*VAN ALLEN RADIATION BELT, PROTONS), (*PROTONS, MEASUREMENT), CHARGED PARTICLES, SOUNDING ROCKETS, RADIATION MEASURING INSTRUMENTS, DIFFUSION, MAGNETOSPHERE

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE