Accession Number : AD0767528

Title :   The Application of Minicomputers in Laser Atmospheric Experiments.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT MONMOUTH N J

Personal Author(s) : White,Kenneth O. ; Wade,Gerald T. ; Schleusener,S. A.

Report Date : SEP 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : XPERIMENTS INVOLVING THE INTERACTIONS BETWEEN LASER RADIATION AND REAL AND SIMULATED ATMOSPHERES. This paper describes the system, its software and main applications. System features include signal analysis capability of both pulsed and continuous lasers, high data acquisition and computation rates, and real-time display of results. Basic system components include two minicomputers, four analog-to-digital converters, and a disc storage unit. One of the main applications of the system is as a dual parameter analyzer in experiments to determine the transmission of laser energy in controlled atmospheres. Efforts to complete these experiments were unsuccessful until minicomputer capability was added. The resulting real-time computation and display enabled real-time calibration and experiment monitoring. Minicomputer system application on other difficult experiments has also proven successful. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERIC SOUNDING, DATA PROCESSING), LASERS, PULSE HEIGHT ANALYZERS, REAL TIME

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE