Accession Number:

AD0729056

Title:

Broadband Determination of Sky Brightness from a Skylark Sounding Rocket.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

Abstract:

A rocket-borne photometer experiment used to measure sky luminance, at heights above 100 km, is described. The design of a solar shroud to enable these measurements to be made under daylight conditions is outlined, together with the difficulties and precautions associated with this type of experiment. Results obtained during the flight of the photometer are given, and an estimate is made of the overall accuracy of the results obtained. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE