Accession Number : AD0700780

Title :   ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENTATION FOR SOLAR RADIATION MEASUREMENT.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Feb 65-31 Jul 69,

Corporate Author : ADCOLE CORP WALTHAM MASS

Personal Author(s) : Hills,Robert S.

Report Date : 01 OCT 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 187

Abstract : The report describes the design, construction, test and flight use of the electronic portions of research instruments used on rockets and satellites for the investigation of extreme solar ultraviolet radiation. These instruments include grating monochromators for measurements in the 30 - 1300 Angstrom range and proportional counter spectrometers in the 1 - 10 Angstrom range. Also described is work done on retarding potential analyzers used for analysis of environmental charged particles. All the instruments are of a telemetering type. Associated equipment used for calibration and testing of the instruments in both the laboratory and the launch phases is described. Automatic data reduction equipment was developed and used successfully. Experiments were flown on OSO and OGO satellites, and Aerobee-150 rockets. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOLAR RADIATION, ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION), (*ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION, MEASUREMENT), (*ULTRAVIOLET EQUIPMENT, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT), TELEMETER SYSTEMS, ULTRAVIOLET SPECTROPHOTOMETERS, MONOCHROMATORS, PROPORTIONAL COUNTERS, SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES, SOUNDING ROCKETS, TEST EQUIPMENT

Subject Categories : Astrophysics
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Telemetry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE