Accession Number:

ADA170359

Title:

Automatic Picture Transmission Receivers for Weather Satellite Images. A Brief Introduction and Survey of Some Commercially-Available Equipment.

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author:

SACLANT ASW RESEARCH CENTRE LA SPEZIA (ITALY)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

The Automatic Picture Transmission APT signal is broadcast from seveal polar-orbiting weather satellites and provides a means of generating images of meteorological and oceanic features in real-time on relatively inexpensive equipment. Following a brief description of the APT signal content, and a discussion of the requirements of the APT receiving station, a number of commercially-available systems are described. A list of manufacturers of APT receiving stations is appended but it is not intended to be exhaustive. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE