DEVELOPMENT OF AM OZONE SENSOR FOR ATMOSPHERIC SOUNDING.
BENDIX CORP SOUTHFIELD MICH RESEARCH LABS DIV
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This report describes the development of a new type of ozone sensor for use at high altitudes of the atmosphere. The basic concept employed was the detection of the surface reaction of ozone with a thin, solid film of silver by the measurement of changes in film electrical conductivity. This sensor is useful for the detection of ozone at high altitudes and in the dark and can be used in rocketsondes and balloonsondes. It is simple, reliable, and can be produced economically even in small quantities. When prepared for production in moderate quantities, this sensor will have a very attractive unit cost. It is small, light, and has simple sampling requirements. The report describes all the aspects of development, design, and laboratory and environmental tests. Sonde field tests, not completed at the time of writing, will be described in a subsequent report. Author
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods