Accession Number:

ADA134000

Title:

An Experimental Device for Real Time Determination of Slant Path Atmospheric Contrast Transmittance (Prototype Status).

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jun 81-31 Dec 82,

Corporate Author:

SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY LA JOLLA CA VISIBILITY LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-01-31

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

This Final Report summarizes the development status of a simple yet relatively smart electro-optical system that has been devised to do real-time monitoring of the optical state of the atmosphere. The system concept has been built around three solid state, no moving parts, transducer assemblies interfaced with a small dedicated microprocessor that can control the system in either a semi-automatic, or an operator interactive mode. The development status at the conclusion of this shortened contract interval is such that a each of the system sub-assemblies has been evaluated in a operational mock-up configuration, b each has performed adequately to indcate technical feasibility, and c the miniaturized nephelometer and on-board computer systems have been developed and fabricated to the prototype hardware stage.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Infrared Detection and Detectors
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE