DEVELOPMENT OF A HELICAL ANTENNA FOR THE AN/DMQ-9 ROCKETSONDE
Final scientific rept. Dec 1965-May 1966
BENDIX CORP BALTIMORE MD FRIEZ INSTRUMENT DIV
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The ANDMQ-9 rocketsonde is an expendable meteorological instrument package designed for use with the Arcas rocket vehicle to obtain vertical profiles of temperature and winds in the upper atmosphere between 80,000 feet and 200,000 feet. The instrument is of the transponder type and is compatible with the ANGMD-2 Rawin Set ground equipment. The purpose of this effort was to develop a helical antenna for the rocketsonde transmitter to improve the reliability of the r.f. transmission link. Flight tests conducted at the Air Force Eastern Test Range, Cape Kennedy, Florida indicate the objective of the program was met.