Accession Number:

ADA256830

Title:

Development of an Automated Scanning Monochromator for Sensitivity Calibration of the MUSTANG Instrument

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

57.0

Abstract:

An Automated Scanning Monochromator was developed using an Acton Research Corporation ARC Monochromator, Ealing Photomultiplier Tube and a Macintosh PC in conjunction with LabVIEW software. The LabVIEW Virtual Instrument written to operate the ARC Monochromator is a mouse driven user friendly program developed specifically for automated spectral data measurements. Resolution and sensitivity of the Automated Scanning Monochromator System have been determined experimentally. The Automated monochromator was then used for spectral measurements of a Platinum Lamp. Additionally, the reflectivity curve for a BaSO4 coated screen has been measured. Reflectivity measurements indicate a large discrepancy with expected results. Further analysis of the reflectivity experiment is required for conclusive results.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Recording and Playback Devices

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE