MOBILE GROUND TRUTH LABORATORY
HRB-SINGER INC STATE COLLEGE PA STATE COLLEGE United States
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The Mobile Ground Truth Laboratory MGTL was to be capable of recording radiological and meteorological data for use in studies of airborne sensor capabilities. Major design features were oriented to a self-sufficient unit able to operate both on and off improved roads in remote areas under various environmental conditions. The basic vehicle supplied for modification was a USAF M-109 shop van shown in figure 1. Instrument types were listed in the purchase request which would enable accurate records of physical phenomena to be obtained under a wide range of weather conditions. The major contractor-supplied equipment requirements were Continuous temperature recording to plus or minus 2 degrees F continuous relative humidity recording to plus or minus 5 continuous wind velocity and direction recording to plus or minus 3 mph and the nearest 15 degrees, respectively apparent radiation temperature in the infrared spectrum from 1 to 30 microns recorded by a single channel radiometer in a form that temperatures to one degree F may be determined Provisions for the collection of data restricted to the 3 to 5 micron and 8 to 14 micron bands were also required a transportable, well-regulated power supply capable of providing continuous operation of all equipment in the laboratory.
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
- Nuclear Instrumentation