THERMAL MEASUREMENTS FROM AIRCRAFT IN FLIGHT
Report to the Test Director for Feb-May 1955
NAVAL RADIOLOGICAL DEFENSE LAB SAN FRANCISCO CA
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The purpose of this phase of Project 8.4 was the measurement of thermal radiation received at aircraft locations in the vicinity of nuclear detonations at Operation Teapot. Specifically, certain physical characteristics of the thermal radiation received at the delivery aircraft on the high-altitude detonation were recorded. In addition, calorimeters and radiometers for the measurement of radiant energy and irradiance were supplied to Projects 5.1, 5.2, and 8.1 for installation in test aircraft and drones of these projects. Calibrations and installation assistance were also provided. This report deals primarily with the measurements made from the high-altitude detonation delivery aircraft.