Accession Number : ADA181164

Title :   Catalog of Low Resolution Infrared Spectra: Field-Widened Interferometer Payload: Sergeant A30.276 - Launched 13 April 1983,

Corporate Author : UTAH STATE UNIV LOGAN SPACE DYNAMICS LABS

Personal Author(s) : Haycock,R H ; Thurgood,V A ; Steed,A J ; Harris,C R

PDF Url : ADA181164

Report Date : 26 Jun 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 304

Abstract : A Sergeant Rocket instrumented with a cryogenically-cooled, Michelson IR Interferometer was launched 13 April 1983 from the Poker Flat, Alaska Reasearch Rane. The purpose of the flight was to measure IR emission spectra in the 2 - 7.5 micrometer region. The flight was extremely successful and provided first-resolved spectra of carbon monoxide (CO) near 4.7 micrometer and of ionized nitric oxide (NO+) near 4.3 micrometer. Further, the data from this flight provided the first high resolution spectra of atmospheric emitters as a function of altitude. These data include hydroxyl (OH) near 2.8 micrometer carbon dioxide (CO2) near 4.3 micrometer, and nitric oxide (NO) near 5.4 micrometer. This report catalogs the spectra obtained during the flight and presents it with low resultion. Keywords: Low Resolution, Atmsopheric Emission, Spectra, Infrared radiation.

Descriptors :   *EMISSION SPECTRA, *INFRARED RADIATION, *INTERFEROMETERS, ALASKA, IONIZATION, NITROGEN OXIDES, LOW RESOLUTION, FLIGHT, CARBON MONOXIDE, HIGH RESOLUTION, SPECTRA, NITROGEN OXIDES, CATALOGS

Subject Categories : Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE