Accession Number:

AD0658451

Title:

A SOLID STATE POLARIMETER SUITABLE FOR ROCKETBORNE IONOSPHERIC DIFFERENTIAL ABSORPTION MEASUREMENTS,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK IONOSPHERE RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-05-31

Pagination or Media Count:

90.0

Abstract:

The design of a solid state polarimeter is presented and compared to that of a previous polarimeter on the basis of phase shift, propagation delay, and amplitude response. For background, polarimeter uses in determining differential absorption by rocket-borne methods and wave polarization with regard to characteristics of the ionosphere and measurements thereof are reviewed. An optimum noise figure comparison is made for both a vacuum tube and a transistor low level input amplifier stage. A comprehensive outline of adjustment procedures is also presented, including a graphical presentation of the most significant system parameters. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE