Accession Number:

ADA109690

Title:

Places TV-Track, Ionosonde, and Magnetometer Operations

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Apr 80-31 Jan 81

Corporate Author:

SRI INTERNATIONAL MENLO PARK CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

This report describes the TV tracking system, the slow-scan TV system, the KEL ionosonde, and the magnetometer that were operated in support of the PLACES experiment conducted at Eglin AFB, Florida in December 1980. A procedure for determining the proper launch time and aim point for both the beacon rockets and the probe rocket was developed after post-mission analysis of the first two releases. This procedure contributed to a successful beacon occultation for Event IRIS, and a successful probe penetration for Event JAN.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation
  • Non-Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE