Accession Number : AD0681464

Title :   ROCKET INSTRUMENTATION FOR AURORAL MEASUREMENTS - AEROBEE 3.615,

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

Personal Author(s) : Baker,Kay D. ; Burt,David A. ; Haycock,Ralph H. ; Seljaas,Karl G. ; Howlett,L. Carl

Report Date : SEP 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 125

Abstract : An Aerobee rocket (3.615) was instrumented with a sophisticated array of devices for simultaneous, direct measurement of many parameters associated with the polar ionosphere during a visible auroral event. The instruments included electron and proton counters and scintillators, electron and ion density and temperature probes, x-ray counters, and auroral light photometers. Details of the rocket payload and the 24 different sensors are presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOUNDING ROCKETS, INSTRUMENTATION), (*AURORAE, *ATMOSPHERIC SOUNDING), METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA, IONOSPHERIC DISTURBANCES, PAYLOAD, DETECTORS, COUNT RATE METERS, ELECTRONS, PROTONS, ELECTRON DENSITY, SCINTILLATION COUNTERS, LANGMUIR PROBES, ROCKET TRAJECTORIES

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Rockets

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE