Accession Number : AD0751926

Title :   Ionospheric Electric-Field Instrument Program.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 14 Jun 66-30 Jun 72,

Corporate Author : GCA CORP BEDFORD MASS GCA TECHNOLOGY DIV

Personal Author(s) : Pintal,Gerard A. ; Accardo,Carl A.

Report Date : OCT 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : The report describes a rocket-borne instrument designed and fabricated for the purpose of measuring ionospheric electric fields. The sensor consists of a pair of spherical aluminum spheres coated with Aquadag and mounted on insulators at the ends of deployable boom arms. The potential difference is measured by electronic circuitry contained in a cylindrical section of Nike-Tomahawk payload. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*IONOSPHERE, ELECTRIC FIELDS), (*SOUNDING ROCKETS, INSTRUMENTATION), ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, CALIBRATION, INTEGRATED CIRCUITS

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE