Accession Number : AD0433974


Title :   SOLAR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES AT SACRAMENTO PEAK OBSERVATORY.


Descriptive Note : Final rept., 1 Jan 61-31 Dec 63.


Corporate Author : GEO-SCIENCE INC ALAMOGORDO N MEX


Report Date : Jan 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 23


Abstract : The research work included studies of the spectra of various solar gaseous materials and investigations of observed peculiarities. An intensified effort was begun on the problem of predicting solar flares successfully near the maximum of a sunspot cycle. The electronics research and support group was active in the extensive instrumentation development program of the observatory. This program included the testing and modification of new instruments to integrate them into existing systems and to meet the requirements of the observing programs, the mechanization of the observatories for maximum efficiency with automatic controls, remote controls, and alarm systems. Many improvements were made to the data reduction systems with such innovations as a Recording Doppler Comparator. Research programs on electronic systems for the design of the newest and most advanced instrumentation planned for the observatory, a tower-mounted, mirrored vacuum telescope, were begun early in 1963. (Author)


Descriptors :   *SOLAR SPECTRUM , GASES , SOLAR FLARES , INFRARED SPECTRA , INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY , SUNSPOTS , INSTRUMENTATION , ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORIES , CONTROL SYSTEMS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE