Accession Number:

ADA055773

Title:

Atmospheric Density Measurement in the Middle Atmosphere

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 1 May 1976-30 Jun 1977

Corporate Author:

PANAMETRICS INC WALTHAM MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

A density gauge for use in the 20-90 km range of the atmosphere was developed. It is based on beta-ray forward scattering and uses a Pm-147 beta source. Estimated accuracy is or - 6 or better for launch on an Arcas having apogee near 90 km. The flight model will be ready for integration into the Arcas by March, 1978. A flight program for the sonde is recommended, and techniques offering potential for application of the method up to 100 km are discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE