During missions with telemetry, information broadcasted from the article under test is
captured by the telemetry antennas. The telemetry systems at the main facility can cover
all of the northern targets and most targets to the south.
Southern targets are typically augmented with
the Remote Telemetry Station. This trailer has the capability of capturing and
The Telemetry team also provides ancillary equipment support. Pictured above is one of
our neutron detectors. The older model utilized an oil bath scintillator but the newer
model detector employs plastic scintillators. These neutron detectors are placed in an
array around a target and detects/records any neutron activity that occurs.
Weather information aloft is gathered with a Vaisala Radiosonde System. Launched by
weather balloons, the small lightweight radiosondes provide real-time temperature,
relative humidity, barometric pressure and wind information.