Accession Number:

AD0262182

Title:

MEASUREMENT OF ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE, TEMPERATURE, AND DENSITY AT VERY HIGH ALTITUDES

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MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR SPACE PHYSICS RESEARCH LAB

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Report Date:

1961-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Research effort is described in developing a system capable of measuring atmospheric structural parameters above the 100-km level. The sensors to be employed would be of the ionization gage type. Study indicated that one might have a much more successful experiment if the container housing the sensors could be separated from the rocket, preferably in a degassed condition to minimize background contamination. The general research effort included 1 theoretical study of the general measurement problem 2 development of suitable sensors 3 development of associated electronic circuits 4 development of a high-vacuum system to enable study and calibration of the sensors and 5 development of the nose-cone system to carry and eject the experiment. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE