Spectrograph, Grazing Incidence, NRL, Mock-up

Spectrograph, Grazing Incidence, NRL, Mock-up

     

This is a mockup of a grazing incidence X-ray spectrometer typical of those flown by the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) on Aerobee sounding rockets in the 1950s. This so-called "breadboard model" was built at NRL from discarded Aerobee Model IV era parts by DeWitt Purcell. He also incorporated several pieces from an original flight instrument. It has a shiny metal cover, which is removed for display. It was transferred to NASM in 1993.

Transferred from the Naval Research Laboratory

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Naval Research Laboratory

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Hangar
Boeing Aviation Hangar

Type
INSTRUMENTS-Scientific

Materials
Overall - all metallic except for electrical insulation and optical components
Dimensions
3-D: 25.4 x 10.2 x 5.1cm (10 x 4 x 2 in.)

This is a mockup of a grazing incidence X-ray spectrometer typical of those flown by the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) on Aerobee sounding rockets in the 1950s. This so-called "breadboard model" was built at NRL from discarded Aerobee Model IV era parts by DeWitt Purcell. He also incorporated several pieces from an original flight instrument. It has a shiny metal cover, which is removed for display. It was transferred to NASM in 1993.

Transferred from the Naval Research Laboratory

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Naval Research Laboratory

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Hangar
Boeing Aviation Hangar

Type
INSTRUMENTS-Scientific

Materials
Overall - all metallic except for electrical insulation and optical components
Dimensions
3-D: 25.4 x 10.2 x 5.1cm (10 x 4 x 2 in.)

ID: A19930320000