Accession Number : ADA256830


Title :   Development of an Automated Scanning Monochromator for Sensitivity Calibration of the MUSTANG Instrument


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Rivers, Thane D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a256830.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 57


Abstract : An Automated Scanning Monochromator was developed using: an Acton Research Corporation (ARC) Monochromator, Ealing Photomultiplier Tube and a Macintosh PC in conjunction with LabVIEW software. The LabVIEW Virtual Instrument written to operate the ARC Monochromator is a mouse driven user friendly program developed specifically for automated spectral data measurements. Resolution and sensitivity of the Automated Scanning Monochromator System have been determined experimentally. The Automated monochromator was then used for spectral measurements of a Platinum Lamp. Additionally, the reflectivity curve for a BaSO4 coated screen has been measured. Reflectivity measurements indicate a large discrepancy with expected results. Further analysis of the reflectivity experiment is required for conclusive results.


Descriptors :   *CALIBRATION , *AIRGLOW , *SPECTROGRAPHS , *MONOCHROMATORS , SCANNING , IONOSPHERE , MEASUREMENT , CORPORATIONS , ELECTRON DENSITY , REFLECTIVITY , ROCKET LAUNCHERS , TUBES , LAMPS , PHOTOMULTIPLIER TUBES , RESOLUTION , THESES , SENSITIVITY , COMPUTER APPLICATIONS , PLATINUM


Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Recording and Playback Devices


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE