Accession Number:

AD0661400

Title:

STUDY OF V.L.F. RADIATION BY USE OF ROCKETS

Descriptive Note:

Technical document

Corporate Author:

CENTRE NATIONAL D'ETUDES DES TELECOMMUNICATIONS ISSY-LES-MOULINEAUX (FRANCE)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1961-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

A rocket equipment prepared for measuring the three components of the magnetic field associated to the V.L.F. wave radiated by the transmitter of Jim Creek N.L.K., Washington on 18, 6 Kcs was fired on a NIKE-ASP Rocket in EGLIN Air Force Base Virginia. A mechanical failure in the dielectric nose cone of the rocket 3 seconds after firing compromised most of the experimentation. Data on the aspect of the rocket along the earth magnetic field during the first minute of the flight was the only information to be recorded. The three seconds of work of the V.L.F. equipment showed a large interference of the V.L.F. receivers with the other equipments of the nose cone as more important as the signal from Jim Creek was very weak due to the large distance to Eglin Air Force Base of this transmitter.

Subject Categories:

  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation
  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE