Accession Number : AD0873115

Title :   Satellite Experiments for D-Region Simulation Studies of High-Altitude Nuclear Weapons Effects.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 1 Feb 68-30 Apr 70,

Corporate Author : LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO INC PALO ALTO CA PALO ALTO RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Johnson, R. G. ; Reagan, J. B. ; Sharp, R. D.

Report Date : 08 MAY 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 118

Abstract : The report covers the design, development and construction phase of a satellite measurement program to investigate the ionization characteristics and the electron loss rates in the D-region ionosphere and, to a lesser extent, the investigations of the E- and F-region ionospheric characteristics. The design, development and calibration of solar flare particle detectors, relativistic electron detectors and auroral particle detectors is described and test results are presented. An electromagnetic propagation experiment and the associate equipment for D-region ionosphere studies is discussed and the results of laboratory tests are presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*IONOSPHERE, RADIATION MEASURING INSTRUMENTS), (*NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, UPPER ATMOSPHERE), (*EXPLOSION EFFECTS, IONOSPHERIC DISTURBANCES), SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES, RELATIVITY THEORY, ELECTRONS, ABSORPTION, IONIZATION, SOLAR FLARES, RADIATION MONITORS, AURORAE, ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION, SIMULATION.

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Nuclear Instrumentation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE