Accession Number : ADA329366

Title :   Synthetic Image Generation of Factory Stack and Water Cooling Tower Plumes

Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Kuo, S. D.

PDF Url : ADA329366

Report Date : SEP 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 179

Abstract : Remote sensing of cooling tower and factory stack plumes may provide unique information on the constituents of the plume. Potential information of the power generated by the plant or the chemical composition of the factory products may be gathered from thermal emission and absorption in the infrared band, or from scattering of light in the visible band. A new model for generating synthetic images of plumes has been developed using DIRSIG, a radiometrically based ray-tracing code. Existing models that determine the characteristics of the plume (constituents, concentration, particulate sizing, and temperature) are used to construct the plume in DIRSIG.

Descriptors :   *PLUMES, *WATER COOLING, EMISSION, LIGHT SCATTERING, MODELS, CHEMICAL COMPOSITION, CODING, IMAGES, ABSORPTION, RAY TRACING, STACKING, THERMAL RADIATION, COOLING TOWERS.

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware
      Optics
      Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE