Accession Number : ADA111822

Title :   Design and Fabrication of Quadrupole Ion Mass Spectrometer for Upper Atmosphere.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Oct 77-30 Sep 81,

Corporate Author : WENTWORTH INST BOSTON MA

Personal Author(s) : LeBlanc,Edgar J

PDF Url : ADA111822

Report Date : 30 Sep 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : The object of the Upper Atmosphere Research Program is the acquisition of knowledge of the physical and chemical properties of the upper atmospheric region by experimentation carried on with instrumentation borne aloft by probing rockets and balloons. The tasks assigned to Wentworth Institute of Technology during the term of this contract involved the design, fabrication, modification, assembly and testing of instrumentation. One major undertaking during the first part of the contract was the generation of a design layout of a Cluster Ion Mass Spectrometer. The initial design was developed through consultations between personnel at AFGL and WIT. These meetings led to the establishment of instrument design parameters. Assembly, subassembly and detail drawings were generated.

Descriptors :   *MASS SPECTROSCOPY, *UPPER ATMOSPHERE, *IONS, *QUADRUPOLE MOMENT, CRYOPUMPING, CLUSTERING, MASS SPECTROMETERS, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, CHEMICAL PROPERTIES, ROCKETS, RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, BALLOONS, INSTRUMENTATION, HELIUM, PARTS

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE