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AMR INFRARED VAN.
RCA SERVICE CO PATRICK AFB FLA
A description of the infrared measurements program at AFMTC is given. The equipment, the operation and the data reduction methods are explained. This system is a three-channel system employing a two-channel eight-inch radiometer and a one-channel four-inch radiometer. The coverage of each channel is as follows Channel A uses a thermistor detector with KRS-5 window whose unfiltered response is from 0.6 to 35 microns. Channel B uses a PbS detector with germanium window whose response is from 1.8 to 2.7 microns. Channel C uses a thermistor detector with sapphire window whose unfiltered response is from 0.6 to 6 microns. The data is reduced by a routine called FIRE. An explanation of the methods and formulas used for obtaining range, aspect angle, altitude, radiant flux, irradiance, and apparent radiant intensity is given. The method used for calculating the atmospheric attenuation is based on the Taylor and Yates measurements. The equipment is used on all ballistic missile launchings from Cape Canaveral and adjacent waters. Author
Prepared in cooperation with Pan American World Airways, Inc., New York.