DEVELOPMENT OF GUN PROBE PAYLOADS AND A 1750 MC/S TELEMETRY SYSTEM.
BALLISTIC RESEARCH LABS ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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The feasibility of using a 1750 Mcs telemetry system, Langmuir probes, and other data sensors in gun launched projectiles used as upper atmosphere probes has been demonstrated by high acceleration testing techniques and actual projectile flights. Instrumentation capable of withstanding launching accelerations of 50,000 g has been produced. Descriptions of the payloads carried by projectiles launched from 5-inch, 7-inch, and 16-inch guns, and evaluations of component performance during flights are presented. Future plans call for modular construction, further ruggedization and miniaturization of the payload and the development of a 415 Mcs ranging receiver. Author
- Atmospheric Physics
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods