Accession Number : ADA018786

Title :   Data Reduction and Analysis in the Area of Satellite Studies.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 May 72-30 Apr 75,

Corporate Author : EMMANUEL COLL BOSTON MASS

Personal Author(s) : Cantor,Charles J. ; MacKenzie,Eileen M. ; Vesprini,Robert L. ; Hagan,M. Patricia

Report Date : SEP 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 129

Abstract : This report, prepared in three major sections, provides information on (1) Total Electron Content (TEC) Studies; (2) Scintillation Studies; and (3) Programming oriented toward the signal statistics and morphology of scintillation. In addition to description of phenomena in (1) and (2), effort has been exerted to produce detailed methods of extraction of valid data from strip chart recordings together with examples of the method applied and difficulties which a reductionist may encounter in such situations. Report is oriented toward the determination of a statistical model of variations in total electron content and of the global irregularity structure through the use of satellite beacon and signals. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Artificial satellites, *Data reduction, *Electrons, Computer programming, Scintillation, Ionosphere, Faraday effect, Aurorae, Statistics, F region

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics
      Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE