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demand-type gas supply system for rocket borne thin-window proportional countersA simple closed loop control system has been developed to maintain the gas pressure in thin-window proportional counters during rocket flights. This system permits convenient external control of detector pressure and system flushing rate. The control system is activated at launch with the sealing of a reference volume at the existing system pressure. Inflight control to plus or minus 2 torr at a working pressure of 760 torr has been achieved on six rocket flights.
Document ID
19780029936
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
External Source(s)
Authors
Acton, L. W.
(Lockheed Missiles and Space Co. Palo Alto, CA, United States)
Caravalho, R.
(Lockheed Missiles and Space Co. Palo Alto, CA, United States)
Catura, R. C.
(Lockheed Missiles and Space Co. Palo Alto, CA, United States)
Joki, E. G.
(Lockheed Research Laboratories Palo Alto, Calif., United States)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
November 1, 1977
Publication Information
Publication: Review of Scientific Instruments
Volume: 48
Subject Category
INSTRUMENTATION AND PHOTOGRAPHY
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS2-6723
CONTRACT_GRANT: NASW-2660
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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