Accession Number:

AD0643430

Title:

DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT AND FLIGHT TESTING OF AN INSTRUMENTED TRANSPONDER DART.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul 65-Oct 66,

Corporate Author:

METROPHYSICS INC SANTA BARBARA CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

67.0

Abstract:

The dart was designed for measuring vertical winds and temperature profiles over an altitude range of 200,000 - 70,000 feet, and to be compatible with an ANGMD-4 system not requiring radar support. The dart is propelled by a Loki-type rocket to above 200,000 feet altitude. At apogee and transponder instrument is ejected and descends on a parachute, measuring temperature and wind. Flight tests conducted at White Sands Missile Range proved the feasibility of this system with 5 transponder instruments measuring the slant range successfully. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE