Accession Number : ADA139440

Title :   Panoramic Sky Monitor (PANSKY).

Descriptive Note : Project rept.,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Personal Author(s) : Wardrop,A J

PDF Url : ADA139440

Report Date : 13 Jan 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 59

Abstract : A system has been designed and built for optically detecting clouds at night. Based on a low light level television camera with a fisheye lens, the system can detect clouds either by moonlight or by stellar occultation. The system is integrated with a scheduling program for the Experimental Test System (ETS) of the Ground-Based Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance (GEODSS) system to allow operations on partly cloudy nights. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Cloud cover, *Night sky, *Optical detection, Television cameras, Low light levels, Moonlight, Stars, Electrooptics, Monitors, Optical lenses, Occultation

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Optical Detection and Detectors
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE