Accession Number : AD0611960

Title :   TELEVISION DISPLAY FOR NIMBUS-TIROS PICTURE TRANSMISSION SYSTEM. INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM WEATHER SATELLITES REQUIRES RAPID PROCESSING TO BE USEFUL IN METEOROLOGICAL FORECASTING,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA OTTAWA (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s) : Richards,R. S. ; Bradley,J. B.

Report Date : 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : There were two principal objects in view: first, to provide the Meteorological Service with the earliest opportunity to study these directly transmitted pictures, and, second, to explore the possibilities of kinescope-camera display of data as opposed to facsimile display, with a view to possible production by Canadian industry for Canadian and foreign use. One of the advantages attendant on the use of magnetic tape and kinescope is that the reproducing electron beam can be programmed. As it turned out the camera tube is sensitive to changes in the magnetic field resulting from the spin of the satellite relative to the earth's magnetic field. This effect imposes a regular deflection on the reading beam, leading to a 'scalloping' of the received picture. It is possible, by the addition of an opposing deflection during the play back to provide some cancellation of this effect. It is claimed that the flexibility, reliability and simplicity of the tape-recorder /kinescope combination have been proved, and sufficient experience has been obtained to enable a greatly improved kinescope to be designed.

Descriptors :   (*METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITES, DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS), (*WEATHER COMMUNICATIONS, TELEVISION DISPLAY SYSTEMS), (*TELEVISION DISPLAY SYSTEMS, WEATHER COMMUNICATIONS), CLOUD COVER, PICTURES, FACSIMILE TRANSMISSION, MAGNETIC RECORDING SYSTEMS, TELEVISION EQUIPMENT, WIRING DIAGRAMS, WEATHER FORECASTING

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE