Accession Number:

AD0262419

Title:

ON THE QUESTION OF THE MEASUREMENT OF THE ELECTRON CONCENTRATION IN THE IONOSPHERE AND INTERPLANETARY SPACE

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Corporate Author:

FRIEDMAN (MORRIS D) WEST NEWTON MASS

Report Date:

1961-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The methods of determining the electron concentration in the ionosphere by using artificial satellites, as described in the literature, are analyzed briefly. Expressions are found for the phase and group paths of a signal emitted by the artificial satellite in a quasi-longitudinal approximation taking the sphericity of the earth into account. New methods of determining the electron concentration by measuring the angle between the polarization planes at two frequencies and also by measuring the difference in the group paths at two frequencies are discussed. It is proposed to use a combination of these two methods to measure the electron concentration of interplanetary space by using a cosmic rocket. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE