The block diagram of an integrated balloon payload for measuring X-rays, E-fields and rapid temperature variations is presented. The characteristics of the sensors and housekeeping devices are given along with the way their data are coded in a slow PCM telemetry system. The payload consists of a scintillation counter, electric field probes, a high resolution sonic thermometer, and an auroral photometer. An electronic card determines pressure, payload temperature, battery voltage and balloon location. A commercial transducer yields a voltage proportional to pressure. Standard 1/4 in. tape recorders are used for telemetry. For data processing, sync words are omitted from the digital tape, giving a 576-frame record.
|Title of host publication||Wuppertal Univ. Sounding Rocket Program Aeronomy Project: Energy Budget Campaign|
|Place of Publication||Wuppertal|
|Publication status||Published - 1981|