Accession Number:

AD0722866

Title:

Design and Development of a 3-Axis Accelerometer (MESA)

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Dec 1966-18 Dec 1970

Corporate Author:

BELL AEROSPACE CO BUFFALO NY

Report Date:

1971-01-18

Pagination or Media Count:

51.0

Abstract:

This final report summarizes the work performed on the development of a Three 3 Axis Accelerometer. The accelerometers were developed for determination of atmospheric density at low satellite altitudes by sensing the satellite deceleration due to aerodynamic drag. Systems no. 1 and no. 2 were successfully flown on the Air Force low altitude density research satellites CANNON BALL I and SPADES respectively. Three triaxial accelerometer systems were delivered to AFCRL. The funded contract activity, which began on 1 December 1966, was completed on 18 December 1970 with the delivery of Three Axis System no. 3.

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE