Accession Number : ADA018562

Title :   Remote Infrared Atmospheric Profiling System (RIAPS).

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Dec 71-31 Dec 74,

Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS SAN DIEGO CALIF ELECTRONICS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Claysmith,C. R.

Report Date : FEB 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 110

Abstract : The report describes the development of an infrared sensor operating in the 11 to 20 micron region using computerized inversion programs to yield temperature and water vapor profiles of the earth's atmosphere up to 6 km. The development of the sensor system hardware and software is summarized for the period 1968 through 1973, and given in detail for system development during 1974. Atmospheric profiles acquired and processed under various atmospheric conditions are presented. The development work is continuing in 1975 under ONR contract N00014-75-C-0940. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Atmospheric sounding, *Infrared detectors, *Radiometers, Far infrared radiation, Infrared scanning, Atmospheric temperature, Water vapor, Profiles, Remote systems, Computer programs

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE