Design and Fabrication of Sounding Rocket Payloads.
Final rept. 1 Jan 70-31 May 72,
LOWELL TECHNOLOGICAL INST RESEARCH FOUNDATION MASS
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The report reviews work accomplished from February 1970 through May 1972 on the design, integration and launch support of high altitude sounding rocket payloads. Each payload undertaken or completed is described in a brief synopsis stating the basic experimental objectives support electronics and instrumentation supplies and launch support results. Other material presented includes monitor circuit techniques description of NiCad battery charger results of tests on NiCad batteries discussions of a squib checker a door eject mechanism a payload separation mechanism and a despin mechanism. Author