Accession Number : AD0688384

Title :   AN INVESTIGATION OF TWO FACTORS IN THE INFRARED ENVIRONMENT OF AN ARTIFICIAL SATELLITE.

Descriptive Note : Engineering research rept.,

Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS/CONVAIR SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Thomson,A. ; Downing,M.

Report Date : 10 APR 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : The transmission of infrared radiation up through the atmosphere from various altitudes is calculated for two hypothetical water distribution models which correspond to summer and winter conditions. The background radiancy of the earth and its atmosphere is estimated for limiting conditions. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RECONNAISSANCE SATELLITES, *INFRARED SCANNING), INFRARED RADIATION, UPPER ATMOSPHERE, EARTH(PLANET), THERMAL RADIATION, SOLAR RADIATION, EMISSIVITY, BACKGROUND, ALBEDO, WATER VAPOR, BLACKBODY RADIATION, PERIODIC VARIATIONS, CURVE FITTING

Subject Categories : Infrared Detection and Detectors
      Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE