Accession Number : ADA115399

Title :   Control Electronics for Air-Borne Quadrupole Ion Mass Spectrometer.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Sep 78-14 Sep 81,

Corporate Author : NORTHEASTERN UNIV BOSTON MASS ELECTRONICS RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Rochefort,J Spencer ; Sukys,Raimundas

PDF Url : ADA115399

Report Date : Oct 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 310

Abstract : The work concerned in this report spans the three-year period commencing 15 September 1978 and deals with the development of electronic instrumentation for rocket and balloon-borne quadrupole ion mass spectrometers, Electronic packages containing circuits to control the quadrupole filters and data processing were developed for sounding rockets launched from Red Lake, Ontario, Canada during the 26 February 1979 Solar Eclipse; from the Poker Flat Research Range, Chatanika, Alaska during 1980 and 1981 Solar Proton Event Programs and also the 1981 Auroral E Program. A microprocessor-based control system was developed for a balloon-borne mass spectrometer. This latter system also provides a two-way communications link for ground control of the experiment and data transmission during the flight. (Author)

Descriptors :   *MASS SPECTROSCOPY, *IONS, *AIRBORNE, *MICROPROCESSORS, DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS, ELECTRONICS, CONTROL, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, PACKAGING, MASS SPECTROMETERS, CIRCUITS, BALLOONS, COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS, SOUNDING ROCKETS

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware
      Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE