Accession Number : AD0714088

Title :   Report on the Flight Test Phase of a Basic System for Vector Magnetic Field Measurements from a Javelin Rocket Nose Cone.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Dec 65-15 Sep 70,

Corporate Author : FAIRCHILD HILLER CORP FARMINGDALE N Y REPUBLIC AVIATION DIV

Personal Author(s) : Cohen,S. R.

Report Date : 15 SEP 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 154

Abstract : A flight evaluation of a system for the measurement of earth magnetic field components, using a vapor magnetometer and orthogonal biasing coils is described. The magnetic field components relative to an earth-fixed frame is inferred from the output of an antenna array installed for the purpose of establishing vehicle orientation relative to a ground based illuminating radar beam. The flight vehicle, ground based instrumentation, and data reduction techniques are described. Two vehicle launches were carried out from the Churchill Research Range. Payload tumbling in both flights prevented full evaluation of the measurement system. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GEOMAGNETISM, MEASUREMENT), (*MAGNETOMETERS, FLIGHT TESTING), (*SOUNDING ROCKETS, ATMOSPHERIC SOUNDING), ANTENNA ARRAYS, UPPER ATMOSPHERE, PAYLOAD

Subject Categories : Geomagnetism
      Rockets

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE