Accession Number:

AD0276647

Title:

ROCKET-BORNE IR SCANNING RADIOMETER FOR HIGH ALTITUDE RADIATION MEASUREMENTS

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Corporate Author:

GENERAL DYNAMICS/POMONA CALIF

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Report Date:

1962-04-10

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

A transistorized, scanning, filter radiometer designed for use in an Atlas piggy-back pod is described. The instrument is designed for moderately narrow-band measurements at 2.7, 3.5, 4.3, 4.7, and 6.3 microns of the irradiance arriving at the radiometer from the earths atmosphere within a small field of view as a function of height above the true horizon. The measurements will be made while the vehicle is in the altitude range 3 x 100,000 to 10 to the 6th power feet. A fairly complete description of the optics, electronics, and mechanical parts in given, including a description of calibration techniques. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE