Accession Number : ADA019173

Title :   A Versatile Passive Microwave Imaging System.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Hollinger,J. P. ; Kenney,J. E. ; Troy,B. E.

Report Date : NOV 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : A new passive microwave imaging system was assembled at the Naval Research Laboratory and flight tested using the NASA/Wallops C-54 aircraft. The system incorporates an oscillating mirror and interchangeable radiometer units making it particularly adaptable to variations in its operational frequency, polarization, and angular resolution. Flight tests of the system have been conducted at 90 GHz and simultaneously at 22 and 31 GHz using a dual frequency radiometer. The imaging system and data processing are described and some of the initial flight test results at 90 GHz are presented.

Descriptors :   *Radiometry, *Image processing, Microwave equipment, Remote detectors, Images, Passive systems, Data processing

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE