Accession Number : AD0747973

Title :   Corrections for the Upper Atmosphere Temperatures Using a Thin Film Loop Mount,

Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s) : Krumins,Maigonis V. ; Lyons,W. Carson

Report Date : 22 JUN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : A set of corrections are worked out to adjust the temperatures that are received from a sensor in the upper atmosphere to the ambient air temperature there. The magnitude of the corrections depends on the type and the geometry of the mount for the thermistor and the rate of descent of the sensor system. These computations are for the Space Data Corporation loop mount, flown from the NOL CONICAL RAM0AIR0INFLATED DECELERATOR5 They are based on a paper by Robert M. Henry, in which the correction equations for a film-mounted thermistor are developed. Corrections are calculated for aerodynamic heating, thermal lag, radiation inputs and losses, and electrical heating. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERIC SOUNDING, ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE), (*UPPER ATMOSPHERE, ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE), (*METEOROLOGICAL INSTRUMENTS, CORRECTIONS), THERMISTORS, CONVECTION(HEAT TRANSFER)

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE