Accession Number:

AD0731860

Title:

Secede Laser Radar Experiment

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept.

Corporate Author:

AVCO EVERETT RESEARCH LAB INC EVERETT MA

Report Date:

1971-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

46.0

Abstract:

In support of the SECEDE 2 barium release test series, AVCO-Everett Research lab. conducted an experiment to demonstrate the feasibility of making measurements of spatial density distribution in a barium ion cloud. The feasibility measurements were made with a laser radar breadboard which transmits laser pulses at the wavelengths of the 4934A ion ground state resonance line, and detects the return signals by means of a collecting telescope and photomultiplier, all mounted on an alt-azimuth platform. A videotape recorder was used to record the time resolved return signals, and a boresight camera was used to record pointing information. Provisions were included for control, display and field calibration of the system. Preliminary reductions and evaluation of a small fraction of the tape recorder data has been accomplished.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE