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Development of a new-generation active falling sphereA new generation falling sphere, designed to measure winds and temperatures, is described. This sphere combines nanotechnology accelerometers and GaAs radiofrequency transmitters in a 100 g to 150 g package. This new instrumentation can be added to the standard inflatable sphere launched by a rocket or separately deployed from a larger rocket in which it is carried as part of a much larger scientific instrument package.
Document ID
19980197376
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Croskey, C. L. (Pennsylvania State Univ. University Park, PA United States)
Mitchell, J. D. (Pennsylvania State Univ. University Park, PA United States)
Schiano, J. L. (Pennsylvania State Univ. University Park, PA United States)
Kenkre, N. V. (Pennsylvania State Univ. University Park, PA United States)
Cresci, D. J. (Pennsylvania State Univ. University Park, PA United States)
Date Acquired
August 18, 2013
Publication Date
September 1, 1997
Subject Category
Meteorology and Climatology
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAG5-5136
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAGW-5057
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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