ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENTATION FOR IONOSPHERIC AND EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION MEASUREMENTS.
Final scientific rept. for 1963-1964,
ADCOLE CORP WALTHAM MASS
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The report describes the design, construction, test and flight use of the electronic portions of research instruments used on rockets and satellites for the investigation of ultraviolet solar radiation. These instruments include grating monochromators for measurements in the 55 - 1300 Angstrom range and proportional counter spectrometers in the 1 - 10 Angstrom range. Also described is work done on retarding potential analyzers used for analysis of environmental charged particles, including measurement of electron temperature. All the instruments are of a telemetering type. Associated equipment used for calibration and testing of the instruments in both the laboratory and the launch phases is described. Automatic data reduction equipment was developed and used successfully. Experiments involved OSO, OGO and Air Force satellites and Aerobee-150 and Black Brant rockets. Author