NAVAL ORDNANCE TEST STATION CHINA LAKE CA
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The HITAB rocket probe program was conducted by the U. S. Naval Ordnance Test Station NOTS, under sponsorship of the Advanced Research Projects Agency ARPA as a portion of Project DEFENDER. The purpose of this program is to measure the infrared and ultraviolet radiation of powered ICBM targets during the launching phase and of the earths background from an observation point in space. A series of rocket probes, assigned the acronym HITAB-BWSS, which were designed to measure the Wiener spectrum of the earths background in several narrow intervals in the infrared portion of the spectrum are documented. Data obtained by the HITAB-BWSS payloads are to be presented separately in a joint report by NOTS and the Institute of Science and Technology IST, University of Michigan. This report will concern itself, therefore, with presenting details of the HITAB-BWSS experiment, mission profile, vehicle- payload configuration, optics, optical calibration, and the rocket flights conducted.
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