SOLAR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AT SACRAMENTO PEAK OBSERVATORY.
Rept. for 1 Jan 64-31 Dec 65,
GEO-SCIENCE INC ALAMOGORDO N MEX
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The fundamental research work included studies of events preceding solar flares such as filament and plage activity, solar surges, and H alpha activity with the goal of increasing the reliability of predicting solar flares. The electronics research group contributed to the highly specialized instrumentation development at the observatory. These contributions included the design and development of units to aid in the data reduction, control systems for the various spectrograph and coronagraph systems, control systems for the flare patrol program, and the development of a Videx system for transmission of solar flare pictures to AFCRL Headquarters and Ent AFB. The staff also participated in the solar eclipse expedition and designed and tested the control systems for two eclipse spectrographs. Author