Accession Number:

ADA165226

Title:

Processing of SCRIBE Data.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Oct 83-Sep 85,

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS UNIV AMHERST ASTRONOMY RESEARCH FACILITY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

83.0

Abstract:

The SCRIBE experiments were conducted for the purpose of observing the atmospheric infrared emission by using a cryogenic interferometer spectrometer mounted on a balloon-borne platform. The data collected during th flight by the spectrometer were transmitted through the radio telemetry link and were received at the ground station of Holloman AFB where these flights were monitored. They were recorded on analog 12 in magnetic tapes running at 60 ips. By playing back these tapes, the telemetry signal tranmitted from the balloon-borne package was reproduced at our site for processing efforts to retrieve the interferogram data out of the played-back telemetry signal, and to recover the spectral data corresponding to radiation emitted by the atmosphere were the main objective of this work. In addition to the Holloman tapes, a mobile telemetry signal-receiving unit of AFGL was used to record the flight data on similar analog tapes for the Jul-05-1984 flight launched from Roswell, New Mexico. Keywords Fourier spectroscopy.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
  • Telemetry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE