Design and Development of a 3-Axis Accelerometer (MESA)
Final rept. 1 Dec 1966-18 Dec 1970
BELL AEROSPACE CO BUFFALO NY
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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.
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
- Unmanned Spacecraft