Development of Techniques for the Operational Use of ITOS Satellite Data by the Fleet.
Final rept. 21 May 70-21 May 71,
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Two broad classes of data processing programs were developed. The first type extracts and prepares for transmissio full-resolution subsets of the original ITOS array. The data product is ideal for detailed research studies or for transmission to remote locations not equipped to directly read out the ITOS sensor systems. The second class of program compresses the original full hemisphere data arrays by averaging or by selecting maximum or minimum values. The new array is then prepared for transmission. This data product is particularly useful for input to global environmental prediction models. Additional support programs were developed to output the data products described above onto either a CRT or printer display. These displays were used to perform tradeoffs between the data preparation and transmission times and the scientific or meteorological usefulness of the various data products. It was found that a factor of four redution in resolution of the original ITOS array yields a data product which is transmittable in an acceptable period of time and which is as useful for most purposes as the original array.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Unmanned Spacecraft