Accession Number : AD0748276

Title :   Electronic Instrumentation for Solar Radiation Measurements.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Feb 68-31 Dec 71,

Corporate Author : ADCOLE CORP WALTHAM MASS

Personal Author(s) : Zeuli,Emilio A.

Report Date : 12 JAN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 139

Abstract : The report describes the design, construction, test and flight of the electronic portions of research instruments used on rockets and satellites for the investigation of extreme solar ultraviolet radiation. These instruments are grazing incidence grating monochromators for measurements in the 30-1300 Angstrom range, and 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 pre-launch phases is described. Automatic data reduction equipment was developed and used successfully. Experiments were flown on Aerobee 150, Aerobee 170, and Black Brant rockets, and the OV5-6 satellite. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOLAR RADIATION, RADIATION MEASURING INSTRUMENTS), ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION, MONOCHROMATORS, TELEMETER SYSTEMS, ULTRAVIOLET SPECTROPHOTOMETERS, SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES, SOUNDING ROCKETS, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, PHOTOGRAPHS, WIRING DIAGRAMS, FLIGHT TESTING

Subject Categories : Astrophysics
      Atmospheric Physics
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE