Accession Number : ADA330590

Title :   Advanced FTIR Signal Processing for Airborne and Spaceborne Remote Sensing of Chemical Clouds

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 95-Mar 97

Corporate Author : AIL DEER PARK NY ADVANCED MICROWAVE SYSTEMS DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Malik, Hans

PDF Url : ADA330590

Report Date : 22 JUL 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : The feasibility of using a Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectrometer from an airborne platform for remote sensing of air pollution was investigated. Air Force Phillips Laboratory mounted a FTIR spectrometer into a small twin engine aircraft and obtained the data used in this investigation. The aircraft was flown over sections of New York and New England. The spectrometer was operated two different configurations, a passive configuration where the spectrometer viewed the warm ground and atmosphere below the aircraft, and an extractive mode where outside air was flushed through a 100 meter optical path gas cell. The spectral data were analyzed at AIL Systems Inc. for the presence of atmospheric pollutants.

Descriptors :   *SIGNAL PROCESSING, *FOURIER TRANSFORMATION, *CLOUDS, *AIR POLLUTION, *AIRBORNE, *REMOTE DETECTORS, *SPACEBORNE, AIR FORCE, INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY, PASSIVE SYSTEMS, AMMONIA, SPECTRA, CONFIGURATIONS, METHANOLS, CARBON MONOXIDE, NITROGEN OXIDES, CARBON DIOXIDE, OZONE, SPECTROMETERS, WATER VAPOR.

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Inorganic Chemistry
      Air Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE