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Title:
OPERATION DOMINIC, FISHBOWL SERIES PROJECT OFFICER'S REPORT - PROJECT 6.1 FIREBALL ATTENUATION AND REFRACTION ( 3-24-65 ) (DELETED)
Author(s):
CLAWSON, R J [UNITED STATES NAVY - DEPARTMENT OF]; HOIHJELLE, S G [UNITED STATES NAVY - DEPARTMENT OF]; YALKUT, C R [UNITED STATES NAVY - DEPARTMENT OF]; PEARCE, D J; GARDENHIRE, C L
Subject Terms:
DOMINIC I OPERATION; BLUEGILL 3PRIME EVENT; KINGFISH EVENT; TIGHTROPE EVENT; BLAST EFFECTS; FIREBALLS; COMMUNICATIONS; FISHBOWL SERIES
Document Location:
Location - NNSA/NSO Nuclear Testing Archive Address - P.O. Box 98521 City - Las Vegas State - NV Zip - 89193-8521 Phone - (702)794-5106 Fax - (702)862-4240 Email - CIC@NV.DOE.GOV
Document Type:
REPORT
Publication Date:
1985 Sep 01
Declassification Status:
Sanitized
Document Pages:
0122
Accession Number:
NV0051101
Document Number(s):
POR2015V2EX
OpenNet Entry Date:
1994 Aug 26
Description/Abstract:
A PRIME OBJECTIVE OF THE EXPERIMENT WAS THE QUANTITATIVE MEASUREMENT O F THE ATTENUATION SUFFERED BY RADAR BEAMS PASSING NEAR OR THROUGH THE FIREBALL OF A NUCLEAR DETONATION. DURING THE TEST SERIES, MEASUREMENTS WERE ALSO MADE OF EFFECTS PRODUCED IN REGIONS NOT DIRECTLY ASSOCIATED WITH FIREBALL PROPER. A SECOND PRIME OBJECTIVE OF THE EXPERIMENT WAS T O INVESTIGATE POSSIBLE PHASE DIFFERENCES WHICH WERE EXPECTED TO DEVELO P IN NEARLY PARALLEL RADAR RAYS PASSING THROUGH IONIZED REGIONS. BALLI STIC ROCKETS WERE USED TO PLACE CW BEACONS, RADIATING AT 1-, 5-, AND 1 0-KMC FREQUENCIES. FIVE RECEIVING STATIONS, FOUR ON SHIPS AND ON E ON JOHNSTON ISLAND, MADE SIGNAL STRENGTH MEASUREMENTS. AN INTERFEROMETER ON THE ISLAND MADE PHASE-FRONT MEASUREMENTS AT 1 AND 5 KMC.


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