Accession Number : AD0736417

Title :   Design and Flight of Charged Particle Detection Systems for Rocket Experiments.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 20 Oct 66-31 Aug 71,

Corporate Author : PANAMETRICS INC WALTHAM MASS

Personal Author(s) : Hanser,Frederick A. ; Sellers,Bach ; Morel,Paul R.

Report Date : AUG 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : Six auroral particle detection systems for use on rockets have been constructed, flown, and the data returned used to evaluate instrument performance. The systems consist of an electrostatic analyzer (ESA) for electrons of 1 to 10 (or 15) keV, an electron scintillator-photomultiplier combination for 10 to 200 keV electrons, and a solid state detector for 0.3 to 3 MeV protons. One payload used a CsI(Tl) crystalphotomultiplier in place of the solid state detector to measure 0.68 to 7.28 MeV rocket launches. The particle detection payload has proven to be quite reliable and, except for necessary modification of the ESA, should be useful for future rocket flights. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERIC SOUNDING, *RADIATION MEASURING INSTRUMENTS), AURORAE, ELECTRONS, PROTONS, PAYLOAD, SOUNDING ROCKETS

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Nuclear Instrumentation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE