Advanced FTIR Signal Processing for Airborne and Spaceborne Remote Sensing of Chemical Clouds
Final rept. Jul 95-Mar 97
AIL DEER PARK NY ADVANCED MICROWAVE SYSTEMS DEPT
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The feasibility of using a Fourier Transform Infrared FTIR spectrometer from an airborne platform for remote sensing of air pollution was investigated. Air Force Phillips Laboratory mounted a FTIR spectrometer into a small twin engine aircraft and obtained the data used in this investigation. The aircraft was flown over sections of New York and New England. The spectrometer was operated two different configurations, a passive configuration where the spectrometer viewed the warm ground and atmosphere below the aircraft, and an extractive mode where outside air was flushed through a 100 meter optical path gas cell. The spectral data were analyzed at AIL Systems Inc. for the presence of atmospheric pollutants.
- Military Aircraft Operations
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Air Pollution and Control