Accession Number:

AD0276692

Title:

ROCKET-BORNE MAGNETOMETER

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Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE SPECIAL WEAPONS CENTER KIRTLAND AFB N MEX

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Report Date:

1962-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

A summation of the theory, design, and successful operation of two rocket-borne, wide-range rubidium-vapor magnetometers is presented. Each dual-gas-cell instrument will operate continuously in ambient magnetic fields ranging in intensity from less than 100 to more than 54,000 gammas. The constant-amplitude output signal varies in frequency directly with ambient field strength. Sensitivity is dependent upon the rubidium isotope employed. One magnetometer provides 6.99 cpsgamma, the other 4.67 cpsgamma. Self-oscillation has been achieved in fields greater than 1 oersted 100,000 gammas. Each instrument responds instantaneously within limits of experimental error to a step change in field intensity of several hundred gammas occurring in less than one microsecond. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE