Accession Number : AD0836727

Title :   METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITE GROUND RECEIVING SYSTEM.

Descriptive Note : Technical information rept.

Corporate Author : PITTSBURGH UNIV WASHINGTON DC RESEARCH STAFF

Report Date : MAY 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : A mobile ground receiving station is being developed that will receive video signals from weather satellites with automatic picture transmission, transform them into 800-line photographs, and retransmit the photographs over standard facsimile transmission systems. The photographs depict cloud-cover conditions in a given area. This information, supplementing other weather data, aids meteorological units in observing and forecasting weather, including weather over enemy territory. (Author)

Descriptors :   *AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS), (*METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITES, (*AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS, DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS), VIDEO SIGNALS, MOBILE, TELEVISION RECEIVERS, AUTOMATIC, FACSIMILE TRANSMISSION, CLOUD COVER, WEATHER FORECASTING, HELICAL ANTENNAS, MAGNETIC RECORDING SYSTEMS, TELEMETERING DATA, ARMY RESEARCH.

Subject Categories : Cartography and Aerial Photography
      Unmanned Spacecraft
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE