Accession Number : ADA333283

Title :   Service Support for the Phillips Laboratory Whole Sky Imager

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 22 Apr 96-28 Apr 97

Corporate Author : SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY LA JOLLA CA MARINE PHYSICAL LAB

Personal Author(s) : Shields, Janet E. ; Karr, Monette ; Johnson, Richard W.

PDF Url : ADA333283

Report Date : JUL 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The Whole Sky Imager (WSI) is a ground-based digital imaging system for assessment of cloud cover over the full upper hemisphere. Using a fisheye lens and a slow scan CCD sensor, it acquires imagery under daylight, moonlight and starlight conditions. This contract funding enabled Marine Physical Laboratory to provide additional software development and documentation support for a new Whole Sky Imager which was delivered to the Air Force in December 95. The primary enhancements included several additions to the networking options, and delivery of a new 'Operations Manual' and 'Theory of Operations Manual'.

Descriptors :   *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, *OPTICAL IMAGES, *CLOUD COVER, IMAGE PROCESSING, RADIANCE, INTERACTIVE GRAPHICS, GROUND BASED, SLOW SCAN TELEVISION, CHARGE COUPLED DEVICES, ALL SKY CAMERAS.

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Computer Programming and Software
      Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE