Accession Number:

ADA055264

Title:

GEODSS Experimental Test System Participation in Project EXCEDE.

Descriptive Note:

Project rept.,

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-03-08

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

The GEODSS Experimental Test System participated in Project EXCEDE. The experiment involved tracking the optical emissions induced in the atmosphere by an energetic electron source. Since the flight path of the electron aurora fell within the operational limits of the GEODSS system, the tracking mission was undertaken. Tracking was successful. Using both the 14 in. and the 31 in. telescopes, rate and position information were recorded on both digital magnetic tape and video tape. This data, along with several Polaroid photos all of which will be used by the AFGL for data analysis illustrate the atmospheric effects caused by the electron beam.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Optical Detection and Detectors
  • Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE