Accession Number : AD0772735

Title :   Design and Flight Evaluation of Charged Particle Detection Systems for Rocket Experiments.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Mar 70-31 Aug 73,


Personal Author(s) : Hanser,Frederick A. ; Sellers,Bach ; Hunerwadel,Jean L.

Report Date : AUG 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : Five auroral particle detection systems for use on rockets have been constructed, and four of these flown and the data returned used to evaluate instrument performance. The systems consist of an electrostatic analyzer (ESA) for electrons of 1 to 20 (or 16) keV, an electron scintillator-photomultiplier combination for 20 (or 16) to 200 keV electrons, and either an ESA (for 1 to 20 or 16 keV) or a solid state detector (for 0.2 to 3.8 MeV) for protons. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Atmospheric sounding, *Radiation measuring instruments, *Aurorae, Rocketborne, Electrostatic analyzers, Scintillation counters, Photomultiplier tubes, Solid state electronics, Detectors

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Nuclear Instrumentation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE