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Jet Propulsion Laboratory Publications Collection

Creator:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory. University of California.  Search this
Names:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory. University of California.  Search this
National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Extent:
32 Cubic feet (71 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Publications
Place:
Outer space -- Exploration
Date:
1947-1980
bulk 1960-1974
Summary:
This collection consists of publications issued by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory documenting JPL's work in jet and rocket propulsion, launch vehicle development, and planetary reconnaissance. Most of the material relates to work performed under NASA auspices, but significant material from Army- and Air Force-related research is also included.
Scope and Content Note:
This collection consists of reports published by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and gathered by the staff of the National Air and Space Museum (NASM) from a variety of sources. The reports cover a broad range of subjects investigated at JPL over the period 1947-1980, with the bulk of the material from the NASA era, 1960-1974. This collection is in no way a complete set of all JPL publications, even for the document series represented. Following the transfer of the Bellcomm Inc. Technical Library Collection (now National Air and Space Archives Accession XXXX-0093) to the NASM in the early 1970s, Museum staff attempted to flesh out the JPL Publications Collection with materials from Bellcomm. Those items which could be positively identified as coming from the Bellcomm Collection (approximately 5½ cubic feet of material) were returned to that collection during processing.

JPL publications were numbered consecutively in series based on the contract under which the work was performed. A typical publication number would be "PR 4-112," in which "PR" is an abbreviation for "Progress Report," "4" is the contract-based numerical prefix (4- was assigned to work performed under Ordnance Dept contract W-04-200-ORD-445), and "112" indicates the 112th publication of this kind issued under this contract. With the transfer of JPL to NASA control and the large number of reports expected under NASA contract, numerical prefixes were assigned to different types of publications, for instance 32- for Technical Reports, 33- for Technical Memoranda, and so forth.

JPL compiled subject bibliographies for work done under NASA contracts (primarily contracts NASw-6 and NAS7-100) and published these in the 39- series of documents, a partial set of which is contained within this collection. Further subject reference to JPL reports is available in Aeronautical Information: Abstracts, also published by JPL. A partial set of the abstracts is contained in the Bellcomm Collection.
Series Organization:
The publications in this collection are arranged by report number and type.

Series 1: Combined Bimonthly Summaries (1947-1954; -- 1.35 cubic feet -- )

Series 2: 1- Prefix Publications (Progress Reports; 1950-1952; -- 2 items -- )

Series 3: 4- Prefix Publications (Summaries, Progress Reports, Reports; 1947-1949; . -- 25 cubic feet -- )

Series 4: 9- Prefix Publications (Progress Reports; 1949-1951; -- 4 items -- )

Series 5: 20- Prefix Publications (Progress Reports, Reports; 1951-1954; -- 4 items -- )

Series 6: 32- Prefix Publications (Technical Reports; 1960-1976; -- 24.75 cubic feet -- )

Series 7: 33- Prefix Publications (Technical Memoranda; 1961-1976; -- 1.5 cubic feet -- )

Series 8: 34- Prefix Publications (Technical Releases; 1960; -- 3 items -- )

Series 9: 36- Prefix Publications (Research Summaries; 1961-1962; -- 5 items -- )

Series 10: 37- Prefix Publications (Space Program Summaries; 1961-1970; -- 5.75 cubic feet -- )

Series 11: 39- Prefix Publications (Bibliographies; 1964-1980; -- .35 cubic feet -- )

Series 12: 42- Prefix Publications (Deep Space Network Progress Reports; 1977; -- 2 items -- )

Series 13: 43- Prefix Publications (Special Publications; 1974-1976; -- 6 items -- )

Series 14: 77- Prefix Publications (1978; -- 1 item -- )

Series 15: External Publications (1959; -- 4 items -- )

Series 16: Miscellaneous Publications (1973; -- 2 items -- )
Historical Note:
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) was established at the California Institute of Technology as the Guggenheim Analytical Laboratory in 1936 to investigate a variety of aeronautics-related topics. By the end of World War II the work at JPL, as it was then known, concentrated primarily on jet and rocket propulsion research under the auspices of the United States Army. JPL was transferred from Army to National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) control on the establishment of the latter in 1958. Under NASA auspices, JPL research expanded into trajectory analysis, planetary reconnaissance, and space communications.
Citations:
All publications are listed in the format:

Number. Title (Author; Journal, Date).

Example:

TR 32-1221. Reaction of O(1D) with H2 and the Reactions of H and OH with Ozone (DeMore; Journal of Chemical Physics, 15 Oct 1967)

Titles appear as shown on the title page of the document. The last name(s) of the author(s) are listed in the order given; the full name or initials are listed in the Author Index of this finding aid. A journal title only appears when the material was originally published as a periodical or scientific journal article and that information appears on the document. All publication dates are shown in day-month-year order. The document type is shown as an abbreviation preceding the document number:

Document Type

Bibl -- Bibliography

BS -- Bimonthly Summary

CBS -- Combined Bimonthly Summary

EP -- External Publication

MS -- Monthly Summary

PR -- Progress Report

Rpt -- Report

RS -- Research Summary

SP -- Special Publication

SPS -- Space Program Summary

TM -- Technical Memorandum

TR -- Technical Report

TRel -- Technical Release
Provenance:
XXXX-0612, Unknown
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Topic:
Launch vehicles (Astronautics)  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Jet propulsion  Search this
Genre/Form:
Publications
Citation:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory Publications Collection, Acc. XXXX.0612, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0612
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Jet Propulsion Laboratory Publications Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0612
Online Media:

TR 32-1227. The Status of Monopropellant Hydrazine Technology (Price and Evans)

Collection Creator:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory. University of California.  Search this
Container:
Box 37, Folder 16
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
15 February 1968
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Citation:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory Publications Collection, Acc. XXXX.0612, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Jet Propulsion Laboratory Publications Collection
Jet Propulsion Laboratory Publications Collection / Series 6: 32- Prefix Publications: Technical Reports (TR)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0612-ref1008

TR 32-1317. Subcarrier Tracking Methods and Communication System Design (Didday and Lindsey; IEEE Transactions on Communications Technology)

Collection Creator:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory. University of California.  Search this
Container:
Box 43, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
August 1968
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Citation:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory Publications Collection, Acc. XXXX.0612, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Jet Propulsion Laboratory Publications Collection
Jet Propulsion Laboratory Publications Collection / Series 6: 32- Prefix Publications: Technical Reports (TR)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0612-ref1102

TR 32-1436. A Systematic Review of Heat-Shield Technology for Extraterrestrial Atmospheric Entry (Nagler)

Collection Creator:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory. University of California.  Search this
Container:
Box 47, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
15 March 1970
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Citation:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory Publications Collection, Acc. XXXX.0612, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Jet Propulsion Laboratory Publications Collection
Jet Propulsion Laboratory Publications Collection / Series 6: 32- Prefix Publications: Technical Reports (TR)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0612-ref1225

TR 32-1488. Digital Transition Tracking Symbol Synchronizer for Low SNR Coded Systems (Hurd and Anderson; IEEE Transactions on Communication Technology)

Collection Creator:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory. University of California.  Search this
Container:
Box 49, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
April 1970
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Citation:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory Publications Collection, Acc. XXXX.0612, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Jet Propulsion Laboratory Publications Collection
Jet Propulsion Laboratory Publications Collection / Series 6: 32- Prefix Publications: Technical Reports (TR)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0612-ref1272

TR 32-1496. Optimum Structural Design Based on Reliability Analysis (Shinozuka, Yang, and Heer; Proceedings of the Eighth International Symposium on Space Technology and Science, Tokyo, Japan)

Collection Creator:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory. University of California.  Search this
Container:
Box 49, Folder 19
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
25-30 August 1949
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Citation:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory Publications Collection, Acc. XXXX.0612, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Jet Propulsion Laboratory Publications Collection
Jet Propulsion Laboratory Publications Collection / Series 6: 32- Prefix Publications: Technical Reports (TR)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0612-ref1278

TR 32-1560. Attitude Propulsion Technology for TOPS (Moynihan)

Collection Creator:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory. University of California.  Search this
Container:
Box 52, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1 November 1972
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Citation:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory Publications Collection, Acc. XXXX.0612, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Jet Propulsion Laboratory Publications Collection
Jet Propulsion Laboratory Publications Collection / Series 6: 32- Prefix Publications: Technical Reports (TR)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0612-ref1336

TR 32-1573. Photovoltaic Solar Array Technology Required for Three Wide-Scale Generating Systems for Terrestrial Applications: Rooftop, Solar Farm, and Satellite (Berman)

Collection Creator:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory. University of California.  Search this
Container:
Box 52, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
15 October 1972
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Citation:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory Publications Collection, Acc. XXXX.0612, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Jet Propulsion Laboratory Publications Collection
Jet Propulsion Laboratory Publications Collection / Series 6: 32- Prefix Publications: Technical Reports (TR)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0612-ref1346

TM 33-589. Thermoelectric Outer Planets Spacecraft (TOPS) Advanced Systems Technology Project Final Report

Collection Creator:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory. University of California.  Search this
Container:
Box 57, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1 April 1973
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Citation:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory Publications Collection, Acc. XXXX.0612, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Jet Propulsion Laboratory Publications Collection
Jet Propulsion Laboratory Publications Collection / Series 7: 33- Series Publications: Technical Memoranda (TM)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0612-ref1409

SP 43-7. Microbiological Aspects of Clean Room Technology as Applied to Surgery -- with Special Reference to Unidirectional Airflow Systems (Wardle)

Collection Creator:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory. University of California.  Search this
Container:
Box 71, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
9 July 1974
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Citation:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory Publications Collection, Acc. XXXX.0612, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Jet Propulsion Laboratory Publications Collection
Jet Propulsion Laboratory Publications Collection / Series 13: 43- Prefix Publications: Special Publications (SP)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0612-ref1601

SP 43-11. Assessment of the Technology Required to Develop Photovoltaic Power Systems for Large-Scale National Energy Applications (also released as National Science Foundation Report NSF-RA-N-74-072)

Collection Creator:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory. University of California.  Search this
Container:
Box 71, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
15 October 1974
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Citation:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory Publications Collection, Acc. XXXX.0612, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Jet Propulsion Laboratory Publications Collection
Jet Propulsion Laboratory Publications Collection / Series 13: 43- Prefix Publications: Special Publications (SP)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0612-ref1602

TR 32-712. A Practical Philips Cycle for Low-Temperature Refrigeration (Higa; Cryogenic Technology)

Collection Creator:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory. University of California.  Search this
Container:
Box 18, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
July-August 1965
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Citation:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory Publications Collection, Acc. XXXX.0612, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Jet Propulsion Laboratory Publications Collection
Jet Propulsion Laboratory Publications Collection / Series 6: 32- Prefix Publications: Technical Reports (TR)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0612-ref497

TR 32-713. Detection of Life-Related Compounds on Planetary Surfaces by Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry Techniques (Bentley, Giffin, Whitten, and Wilhite; AAS Science and Technology)

Collection Creator:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory. University of California.  Search this
Container:
Box 18, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
30 August 1965
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Citation:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory Publications Collection, Acc. XXXX.0612, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Jet Propulsion Laboratory Publications Collection
Jet Propulsion Laboratory Publications Collection / Series 6: 32- Prefix Publications: Technical Reports (TR)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0612-ref498

TR 32-787 Optimum Coherent Linear Demodulation (Lindsey; IEEE Transactions on Communication Technology)

Collection Creator:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory. University of California.  Search this
Container:
Box 21, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
June 1965
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Citation:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory Publications Collection, Acc. XXXX.0612, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Jet Propulsion Laboratory Publications Collection
Jet Propulsion Laboratory Publications Collection / Series 6: 32- Prefix Publications: Technical Reports (TR)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0612-ref569

TR 32-837. Stress Measurements on Blair High School Gymnasium: A Demonstration of Space Technology Transfer (Kastel)

Collection Creator:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory. University of California.  Search this
Container:
Box 23, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1 November 1965
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Citation:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory Publications Collection, Acc. XXXX.0612, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Jet Propulsion Laboratory Publications Collection
Jet Propulsion Laboratory Publications Collection / Series 6: 32- Prefix Publications: Technical Reports (TR)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0612-ref616

TR 32-853. JPL Spacecraft Sterilization Technology Program: A Status Report (Drummond and Magistrale, comp.)

Collection Creator:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory. University of California.  Search this
Container:
Box 23, Folder 15
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
31 December 1965
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Citation:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory Publications Collection, Acc. XXXX.0612, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Jet Propulsion Laboratory Publications Collection
Jet Propulsion Laboratory Publications Collection / Series 6: 32- Prefix Publications: Technical Reports (TR)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0612-ref630

TR 32-950. Trajectory Determination from Observational Data (Anderson; AAS Science and Technology Series)

Collection Creator:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory. University of California.  Search this
Container:
Box 26, Folder 34
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1966
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Citation:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory Publications Collection, Acc. XXXX.0612, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory Publications Collection
Jet Propulsion Laboratory Publications Collection / Series 6: 32- Prefix Publications: Technical Reports (TR)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0612-ref727

TR 32-988. Optimal Design of One-Way and Two-Way Coherent Communication Links (Lindsey; IEEE Transactions on Communication Technology)

Collection Creator:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory. University of California.  Search this
Container:
Box 28, Folder 15
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
August 1966
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Citation:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory Publications Collection, Acc. XXXX.0612, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Jet Propulsion Laboratory Publications Collection
Jet Propulsion Laboratory Publications Collection / Series 6: 32- Prefix Publications: Technical Reports (TR)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0612-ref767

TR 32-1017. A Model Distribution for the Phase Error in Second-Order Phase-Locked Loops (Lindsey and Charles; IEEE Transactions on Communications Technology)

Collection Creator:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory. University of California.  Search this
Container:
Box 29, Folder 17
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
October 1966
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Citation:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory Publications Collection, Acc. XXXX.0612, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory Publications Collection
Jet Propulsion Laboratory Publications Collection / Series 6: 32- Prefix Publications: Technical Reports (TR)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0612-ref795

TR 32-1024. Error Probabilities for Partially Coherent Diversity Reception (Lindsey; IEEE Transactions on Communications Technology)

Collection Creator:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory. University of California.  Search this
Container:
Box 30, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
October 1966
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Citation:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory Publications Collection, Acc. XXXX.0612, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory Publications Collection
Jet Propulsion Laboratory Publications Collection / Series 6: 32- Prefix Publications: Technical Reports (TR)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0612-ref807

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