Accession Number : AD0892883

Title :   Solar-Emission Data-Input Requirements to Support Disturbances Forecasting: SOLRAD Applications Study, Tasks III and IV.

Descriptive Note : Research and development rept. Feb-Aug 71,

Corporate Author : NAVAL ELECTRONICS LAB CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Rose, R. B. ; Argo, P. E. ; Bleiweiss, M. P.

Report Date : 28 JAN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : Development of a solar-disturbance forecasting system for reducing or circumventing degradation of performance in operational systems depends upon the ability to (1) describe the earth environment in terms of a transfer medium for the specific system and (2) assess and predict the effects of solar-radiation fluctuations upon the transfer medium and, hence, upon the system performance. A need exists for a wide range of solar X-ray, UV, and particle measurements with time resolution, spectral resolution, and dynamic range, so that solar emissions can be monitored in detail continusouly and in near real-time. The SOLRAD High Satellite System (SR XI A, B, C) offers the only sensor package capable of providing the necessary data inputs for a suitable solar/ionospheric disturbance forecasting system. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOLAR DISTURBANCES, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES), (*IONOSPHERIC DISTURBANCES, PREDICTIONS), (*IONOSPHERIC PROPAGATION, RADIOFREQUENCY INTERFERENCE), MAGNETIC STORMS, SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES, SOLAR RADIATION, X RAYS, ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION.

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE