Accession Number : ADA294616

Title :   Definitions of Attributes for Limb-Scanning or Limb-Imaging Remote Sensing Systems.

Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Lockwood, S. D. ; Hardin, D. ; Miller, G. J. ; Meesuk, C. ; Straus, P. R.

PDF Url : ADA294616

Report Date : 25 MAY 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : This document presents definitions of parameters related to observations of the upper atmosphere by ultraviolet remote sensing systems which image or scan the limb of the earth. These parameters or 'attributes' form the basis for organizing databases and accessing data through database management systems. The emphasis here is on attributes that characterize the attitude and ephemeris of the platform carrying the instruments as data are gathered. The presentation covers various coordinate systems and provides mathematical formulas for geometric parameters related to limb-scanning systems.

Descriptors :   *REMOTE DETECTORS, *UPPER ATMOSPHERE, *EPHEMERIDES, DATA BASES, ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION, DATA MANAGEMENT, PARAMETERS, PLATFORMS, COORDINATES, GEOMETRY, EARTH(PLANET), FORMULAS(MATHEMATICS).

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE