Accession Number : ADA260762


Title :   Small Satellites and RPAs in Global-Change Research


Corporate Author : MITRE CORP MCLEAN VA JASON PROGRAM OFFICE


Personal Author(s) : Banks, P ; Cornwall, J ; Dyson, F ; Fortson, N ; Garwin, R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a260762.pdf


Report Date : 01 Dec 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 199


Abstract : This report contains an investigation of those global change science problems that can be addressed by remotely piloted aircraft or by small satellites, including the relationship to the NASA EOS program. New types of measurements that could be made possible by such satellite or aircraft platforms are pointed out. Issues of technical feasibility and cost are examined, as well as the role of new technology developed through DOD and other programs. Possible joint DOD/Global Science satellite missions are also discussed.... Remotely piloted aircraft, Cloud albedo, Oxidants, Imaging IR detectors, LIDARS.


Descriptors :   *ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES , CLOUDS , MEASUREMENT , DETECTORS , AIRCRAFT , OXIDIZERS , ALBEDO , INFRARED DETECTORS , COSTS , INFRARED IMAGES , MISSIONS


Subject Categories : Photography
      Infrared Detection and Detectors


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE