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Burst Receiver 24-Hour Plots


Availability: At NSSDC, Ready for Offline Distribution (or Staging if Digital)

Time span: 1973-07-12 to 1977-04-26


These plots, on microfilm, display relative antenna temperature as a function of time at 32 frequency channels for both the upper V-antenna (burst receiver 1, or BR-1) and the lower V-antenna (burst receiver 2, or BR-2). The date (yy/mm/dd format) is shown in the lower left-hand corner. Eight panels of data are displayed on each frame, with the highest-frequency data in the top panel and the lowest-frequency data at the bottom. The frequency channel for each plot is identified in megahertz at the right-hand end of each plot. The relative antenna temperature displays (called calibration temperature) are logarithmic plots that cover a total dynamic range of 60 dB; the horizontal grid lines are plotted at decade intervals. The calibration temperature is the equivalent noise temperature (in K) from a 50-ohm generator that would give the same receiver output as that observed in flight. Vertical grid lines are drawn and labeled for every hour. For more information on this data set, contact Dr. Robert Stone, NASA-GSFC, Code 690.0, Greenbelt, MD 20771.

Alternate Names


    • Space Physics: Magnetospheric Studies
    • Planetary Science: Fields and Particles
    • Astronomy: Radio


    • 73-039A-02D

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    NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
    Mr. Joseph K. Alexander, Jr.Data ProviderNASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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