Accession Number:

ADA003389

Title:

The Design, Development and Test of Rocket Mass Spectrometer Assemblies.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Apr 71-May 74,

Corporate Author:

TRI-CON ASSOCIATES INC CAMBRIDGE MASS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

Abstract:

The following report reviews the work done in the design and fabrication of rocket borne quadrupole mass spectrometer electronic assemblies and ground support equipment. The electronic assemblies are integrated with a rod housing assembly, which is furnished by the government to make a complete spectrometer unit. The electronic units are designed to supply the necessary data handling circuits, the DC and RF sweep voltages, DC bias voltages, and a programmer which controls the sweep amplitude, time and shape. The mass spectrometers are used to measure positive and negative ion and neutral constituents in the upper atmosphere.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE