Accession Number:

ADA066527

Title:

BRL Beam Diagnostic Support of UNFTP.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

The BRL Infrared Data Acquisition and Processing System IRDAPS is a computer based, field portable, acquisition and processing facility designed expressly to support remote HEL field test programs. This report presents a summary of BRL Beam Diagnostic Support of the Unified Navy Field Test Program UNFTP recently concluded at Capistrano Beach, CA. It discusses the role of IRDAPS in providing quick look analytical beam diagnostic data as inputs to on-site management decisions regarding beam quality and its impact on overall experimental goals. Beam parameters, as calculated by IRDAPS, are discussed and interpreted. Included are typical data tabulations and plots to support these discussions. This report also points out that, although IRDAPS bore the full burden of all on-site beam data processing, at no time was a program delay encountered due to lack of response or IRDAPS equipment failure.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Computer Hardware
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Printing and Graphic Arts

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE