Accession Number : AD0762580

Title :   High Altitude Tethered Balloon Instrumentation System Study.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 2 Dec 66-31 Dec 67,

Corporate Author : OKLAHOMA STATE UNIV STILLWATER RESEARCH FOUNDATION ELECTRONICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Mangold,Edward C. ; Buck,Richard F.

Report Date : 01 FEB 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 174

Abstract : The results are presented of a study to investigate the problem involved with the design of an airborne instrumentation system and associated ground telemetry receiving station for the measurement of the aerodynamic performance of a high altitude tethered balloon system. The major portion of the report consists of an analysis of the problems and difficulties involved in making the various types of measurements and the results of laboratory tests on the electronic circuitry and transducers used for the measurement of temperature, pressure, cable tension, package orientation, and wind velocity. Consideration is also given to the mechanical and thermal problems of package construction, the electrical power supply, and to the supporting system for both the command capability and data transmission that will be required. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*METEOROLOGICAL BALLOONS, INSTRUMENTATION), HIGH ALTITUDE, TELEMETER SYSTEMS, MECHANICAL CABLES, ANEMOMETERS, PITOT TUBES, POWER SUPPLIES, CALIBRATION

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE