TRANSISTORIZED RADIOMETERS AND HIGH ALTITUDE RADIATION MEASUREMENTS.
Final rept., Jan 60-Dec 62,
COLORADO UNIV BOULDER LAB FOR ATMOSPHERIC AND SPACE PHYSICS
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Three types of electronic-optic equipment packages built for measurement of earth and solar radiation are discribed. One type is a miniature, electronic, bolometer-detector type with either optics-selector turret or optics spatial-scanner head. This type was designed to measure either the albedo of the earth or the self emission of the earth from a satellite. Fourteen of these radiometers were flown on seven satellites. The results of these flights are included in this report. A second type, much bulkier than the first but functionally the same was designed to measure the solar constant from an Aerobee rocket fitted with a biaxial pointing control. This type and the results of the second of two flights is discussed. The third type is an interferometric spectrometer, only one of which has been built. It was intended for use in a sub-orbital rocket flight study of the 6300A oxygen airglow spectral line to determine the intensity and doppler width variation with altitude. A brief description of the instrument is given. Author