Accession Number:

ADA113640

Title:

Identification of Requirements for Atmospheric Data.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Feb 78-31 Jul 81,

Corporate Author:

PHOTOMETRICS INC WOBURN MA

Report Date:

1981-07-31

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

A computerized method of vector triangulation for determination of horizontal wind profiles and shear in the stratosphere is described. Positions in photographic images of sunlight-scattering smoke trails released from rockets are automatically recorded by a digital video densitometer operating in an on-axis mode, from which three-dimensional positions are obtained. Requirements for accuracy of location and 3-axis orientation of the triangulation cameras, needed to provide 10 meter altitude accuracy, are outlined. A logic design for a new generation hardware system is presented. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE