Accession Number : ADA259993


Title :   Drift Scintillation Meter for the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 12 Jan 1988-30 Sep 1992


Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AT DALLAS RICHARDSON CENTER FOR SPACE SCIENCES


Personal Author(s) : Holt, B J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a259993.pdf


Report Date : Oct 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 44


Abstract : This study describes the fifth instrument of the Drift Scintillation Meter (DSM2) which was built, tested, and delivered for flight on Air Force DMSP satellites. This report is divided into three sections. Section 1 contains the instrument description and theory of operation. Section 2 contains a description of spacecraft level instrument testing, stimulation requirements, and instrument handling and safety. Section 3 contains a list of the schematics, drawings, parts lists, and wiring lists that describes the as-built configuration of the instrument.


Descriptors :   *METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITES , *IONOSPHERIC SCINTILLATION , IONOSPHERE , UNMANNED SPACECRAFT , SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES , SCINTILLATION , IONS , DETECTORS


Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Unmanned Spacecraft


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE