Accession Number : AD0719734

Title :   Rocket Instrumentation for Auroral Measurements-Aerobee 3.756 and 3.759.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Aug 68-30 Oct 70,

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

Personal Author(s) : Burt,David A. ; Allred,Glenn D.

Report Date : NOV 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 194

Abstract : Two Aerobee rockets, instrumented with payloads for measuring auroral parmeters, were launched from the Churchill Research Range, Manitoba, Canada in late March 1969. Ejected nosetip payloads and main payloads were utilized to obtain simultaneous measurements at separate locations within the aurora. The instrumentation included electron and proton counters, electron density and temperature probes, X-ray counters and auroral light photometers. Details of instrumentation are presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOUNDING ROCKETS, INSTRUMENTATION), (*IONOSPHERIC DISTURBANCES, *ATMOSPHERIC SOUNDING), (*NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, EXPLOSION EFFECTS), CHARGED PARTICLES, PHOTOMETERS, IONIZATION, RADIOMETERS, PROBES, MAGNETIC FIELDS, HEATING, CAMERAS, X RAY SPECTROSCOPY, LANGMUIR PROBES, NUCLEAR RADIATION SPECTROMETERS, DETECTORS, POLAR REGIONS, AURORAE

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE