Accession Number : AD0767592

Title :   Some Comments on the Charged Particle Technique for Measuring Absolute Gravity.

Descriptive Note : Physical sciences research papers,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS

Personal Author(s) : Hammond,James A.

Report Date : 18 JUL 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : Comments are made on several possible sources of systematic error inherent in the charged particle technique of measuring absolute gravity. It is shown that the effects of air flow and electric fields are potentially large enough that the difficulty of eliminating or measuring the effects forces the conclusion that the charged particle technique is not applicable in a practical sense to the measurement of absolute gravity at this time. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GRAVITY, MEASUREMENT), CHARGED PARTICLES, PARTICLE TRAJECTORIES, ERRORS, DRAG, ELECTRIC FIELDS

Subject Categories : Geodesy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE