Accession Number : ADA323997

Title :   UV and Optical Spectra Produced by the EXCEDE III Experiment.

Descriptive Note : Scientific rept. no. 1,

Corporate Author : VISIDYNE INC BURLINGTON MA

Personal Author(s) : Rieder, R. J. ; Keneshea, T. J. ; LePage, A. J. ; Rappaport, S. A.

PDF Url : ADA323997

Report Date : NOV 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 51

Abstract : A goal of the EXCEDE III (Excitation by Electron Deposition) atmospheric energy deposition experiment was to monitor the spectral excitations from the energy deposition profile produced by the - Ampere - 2.5 keV electron beam. During the EXCEDE III rocket flight on April 27, 1990, ultraviolet and optical spectra covering the wavelength region between 1800 and 800 A were measured with two Ebert-Fastie spectrometers. Spectral features have been identified and line production efficiencies have been calculated. Finally, the measured spectra are compared with those obtained from natural aurora.

Descriptors :   *VISIBLE SPECTRA, *ULTRAVIOLET SPECTRA, *ATMOSPHERIC PHYSICS, EXCITATION, ELECTRON BEAMS, ELECTRON ENERGY, AURORAE, SPECTRAL ENERGY DISTRIBUTION, SOUNDING ROCKETS, ULTRAVIOLET SPECTROMETERS.

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Ultraviolet Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE