Accession Number : AD0915362

Title :   Solar Videometer: An Automatic Solar Flare Identification and Classification System.

Descriptive Note : Research and development rept. Sep 68-Aug 73,

Corporate Author : NAVAL ELECTRONICS LAB CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Argo, P. E. ; Wulfing, D. A. ; Hildebrand, V. E.

Report Date : 23 AUG 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 57

Abstract : The effect of solar flares upon radio communication on earth has been established, and is one of the chief reasons for interest in solar-geophysical phenomena. Voluminous data have been laboriously collected and analyzed, but the existence of discrepancies among observations made to date indicates a need for more facile data acquisition and more objective techniques of classification. The project reported here achieves these objectives via the development of a digital videometer system with computer control of acquisition and analysis. The system brings real-time prediction capability within reach for the first time. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOLAR FLARES, DATA ACQUISITION), FORECASTING, AUTOMATIC, IDENTIFICATION, CLASSIFICATION, RADIOFREQUENCY INTERFERENCE, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, VIDICONS, TELESCOPES, DIGITAL COMPUTERS, ANALOG TO DIGITAL CONVERTERS, DIGITAL TO ANALOG CONVERTERS, ASTRONOMICAL CAMERAS, REAL TIME.

Subject Categories : Astrophysics
      Computer Hardware
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE