Accession Number:

ADA093649

Title:

Improved Data Reduction and Analysis System for Blunt Probe and Gerdien Condenser Measurements.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK IONOSPHERE RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

121.0

Abstract:

Measurements of electrical conductivity over the altitude range of 20 km to 80 km have been obtained by the deployment of a blunt probe of Gerdien condenser sensor from a small meteorological rocket. The sensors are deployed from the rocket vehicle at apogee and descend subsonically from altitudes as great as 80 km down to 20 km. This report discusses the development of a data reduction technique for the analysis of atmospheric electrical conductivity utilizing a computer software program and hardware components. A comparison test of the improved computer reduction technique with prior manualcomputer reduction method indicates the improved reduction technique results in data with greater accuracy and increases the data yield to higher altitudes. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE