Accession Number : AD0627243

Title :   MOBILE GROUND TRUTH LABORATORY.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : HRB-SINGER INC STATE COLLEGE PA

Personal Author(s) : Balmer,Harry ; Gray,Robert ; Cramer,William ; Ranck,Frederick

Report Date : JAN 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 74

Abstract : The Mobile Ground Truth Laboratory (MGTL) was to be capable of recording radiological and meteorological data for use in studies of airborne sensor capabilities. Major design features were oriented to a self-sufficient unit able to operate both on and off improved roads in remote areas under various environmental conditions. The basic vehicle supplied for modification was a USAF M-109 shop van shown in figure 1. Instrument types were listed in the purchase request which would enable accurate records of physical phenomena to be obtained under a wide range of weather conditions. The major contractor-supplied equipment requirements were: Continuous temperature recording to plus or minus 2 degrees F; continuous relative humidity recording to plus or minus 5%; continuous wind velocity and direction recording to plus or minus 3 mph and the nearest 15 degrees, respectively; apparent radiation temperature in the infrared spectrum from 1 to 30 microns recorded by a single channel radiometer in a form that temperatures to one degree F may be determined (Provisions for the collection of data restricted to the 3 to 5 micron and 8 to 14 micron bands were also required); a transportable, well-regulated power supply capable of providing continuous operation of all equipment in the laboratory.

Descriptors :   (*LABORATORIES, AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE), (*METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA, RECORDING SYSTEMS), (*RADIATION MEASURING INSTRUMENTS, RECORDING SYSTEMS), MOBILE, AIRBORNE, METEOROLOGICAL INSTRUMENTS, RADIOMETERS, INFRARED SPECTRA, PHOTOGRAPHIC INTELLIGENCE, THERMAL TARGETS

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Nuclear Instrumentation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE