Detector, Ultraviolet, Aerobee

This is a detector system for a UV photometer for non-solar sources flown in Aerobee rockets from 1955 through the early 1960's. The parts include the mirror, calcium fluoride filter, and gas gain ionization chamber. This artifact is part of a collection of high energy detectors from the Naval Research Laboratory (see A19880001000-19880017000).

It was transferred to NASM in 1987 and is currently stored at the Garber facility.

Transferred from the Naval Research Laboratory

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Naval Research Laboratory

Type
INSTRUMENTS-Scientific

Materials
Mixed metals, glass, calcium fluoride
Lithium fluoride
Glass
Dimensions
3-D (Cell): 2.5 x 1.9cm (1 x 3/4 in.)
3-D (Mirror): 1.9 x 15.2cm (3/4 x 6 in.)
3-D (Filer): 2.5 x 1.3cm (1 x 1/2 in.)

This is a detector system for a UV photometer for non-solar sources flown in Aerobee rockets from 1955 through the early 1960's. The parts include the mirror, calcium fluoride filter, and gas gain ionization chamber. This artifact is part of a collection of high energy detectors from the Naval Research Laboratory (see A19880001000-19880017000).

It was transferred to NASM in 1987 and is currently stored at the Garber facility.

Transferred from the Naval Research Laboratory

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Naval Research Laboratory

Type
INSTRUMENTS-Scientific

Materials
Mixed metals, glass, calcium fluoride
Lithium fluoride
Glass
Dimensions
3-D (Cell): 2.5 x 1.9cm (1 x 3/4 in.)
3-D (Mirror): 1.9 x 15.2cm (3/4 x 6 in.)
3-D (Filer): 2.5 x 1.3cm (1 x 1/2 in.)

ID: A19880014000