R. Tsuchida

LARS Tech Report Number



The following report describes the design process for developing the boom required for support of a multiband radiometer. Three concepts were considered for the boom design: a one-piece boom with a trolley, a folding boom, and a telescoping boom. The telescoping boom was selected over the other two concepts because of its easy manual operation. The boom is designed to mount of the bed of a pick-up and elevated the radiometer system 8 meters above the ground and 4 meters away from the truck. The selection of the boom components is discussed with justification of the final choice. Results of performance tests and one season's operation of the completed boom are reported.

Date of this Version

January 1981