Accession Number : AD0774660

Title :   Rocket and Satellite Instrumentation.

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

Corporate Author : WENTWORTH INST BOSTON MASS

Personal Author(s) : Devin,Martin J.

Report Date : 30 APR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : Personnel, facilities, services, and materials were provided for the design, development, fabrication, assembly, installation, and testing of electro-mechanical instrumentation comprising the payloads used in aerospace vehicles flown by the Aerospace Instrumentation Laboratory of the Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories, as a part of the upper atmosphere research program being conducted by the Air Force Systems Command. Included among the components were special devices, such as brackets, plugs, sockets, insulators, couplings, etc., as well as special probe elements to aid in obtaining data pertaining to the physical and chemical properties of the upper atmosphere. Also entailed were the design, fabrication, assembly, and testing of instruments for the remote operation and monitoring of the rocket-borne apparatus from a blockhouse. Provision was also made for the preparation and reproduction of all necessary mechanical detail and assembly drawings and circuitry schematics, as well as for participation in the preflight, flight, and post-flight field operations associated with the assembly, preparation, and launching of the probing vehicles at the various launch sites. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Sounding rockets, *Payload, Upper atmosphere, Atmospheric sounding, Instrumentation

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Rockets

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE