Accession Number:

AD0254226

Title:

EXPERIMENT LUXEMBOURG

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ALASKA UNIV FAIRBANKS GEOPHYSICAL INST

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Report Date:

1960-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Experiment Luxembourg was designed to measure the electron density and electron collision-frequency as a function of height in the D region over College, Alaska using the technique of radio-wave interaction. A block diagram, which includes all the equipment necessary for the actual operation of the experiment, is described and illustrated in detail. The major parts of the system are the disturbing transmitter operating on 17.5 Mc and using a 4x4 array of Yagi antennas, the wanted transmitter operating on about 5 Mc and using a circular polarization unit with 4 dipoles arranged in a quadrangle, a similar circular polarization unit and antenna for 5 Mc at the receiving site, and the delicate receiving system which detects a cross-modulation of 110,000 for a one-volt input signal. Some values of electron density and collision-frequency were obtained. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE