Analysis of Project EXCEDE II Circular Variable Filter Spectrometer Data.
Scientific rept. no. 1, 1 Jul 79-30 Sep 81,
BOSTON COLL CHESTNUT HILL MA SPACE DATA ANALYSIS LAB
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EXCEDE II is the fourth in a series of research experiments conducted by Air Force Geophysics Laboratory AFGL to study the infrared emission processes induced by rocketborne electron accelerators. The excitation of the upper atmosphere by the electron beam simulates aurora induced processes but provides the advantage that the dosing is more precisely quantified than in the natural auroral case. In addition, opticalinfrared instruments carried on-board the same payload with the accelerator provide controlled viewing geometry of the induced emissions and measurements do not suffer from long path atmospheric attenuation as would be the case for some ground based observations.
- Atmospheric Physics
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods