DNA Optical Support Program Summary for 1989
Technical rept. 1 Jan 1989-1 Jan 1990
TECHNOLOGY INTERNATIONAL CORP BEDFORD MA
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This annual report summarizes the technical work performed in the planning and preparation of the ground optics instrumentation planned for use on the EXCEDE III upper atmospheric research experiment scheduled for the spring 1990. A summary of this effort, the resulting instrument plan, and the completion status of the optical instrumentation are contained in this report. During this same period, The vendor continued to provide data, measurements, and data film copies relating to atmospheric effects topics. The EXCEDE III experiment was designed to quantitatively measure the optical emissions associated with the collisional excitations of the upper atmosphere by a rocket borne electron beam accelerator. Observations of the real time and decaying emissions brightness and spectral characteristics will be analyzed to provide data on the atmospheric composition and reactionrates of the beam excited species.
- Atmospheric Physics