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Photometer Tracks The SunAirborne Sun-tracking photometer enables observations of Sun during much greater portion of flights than previously possible, without special maneuvers of airplane. Instrument occupies dome atop airplane. Fiberglass dome protects photometer and rotates to aim photometer in azimuth and elevation to track Sun. Provides controlled environment for instrument, including mechanical and electronic parts. Instrument calibrated without removing it from airplane.
Document ID
19880000409
Document Type
Other - NASA Tech Brief
Authors
Matsumoto, Tak (NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.)
Mina, Cesar (NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.)
Russell, Philip (NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.)
Van Ark, William (NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.)
Date Acquired
August 13, 2013
Publication Date
September 1, 1988
Publication Information
Publication: NASA Tech Briefs
Volume: 12
Issue: 8
ISSN: 0145-319X
Subject Category
PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Report/Patent Number
ARC-11622
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.