Accession Number : ADB024969

Title :   Navy Tactical Applications Guide. Volume 1. Techniques and Applications of Image Analysis,

Corporate Author : BOHAN (WALTER A) CO PARK RIDGE IL

Personal Author(s) : Fett, Robert W. ; Mitchell, Walter F.

Report Date : JAN 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 207

Abstract : Background on the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) is provided, updated for the Navy system and the Block 5-D spacecraft. Geometrical aspects of sunglint are described with nomograms for determining the distance from the subsatellite track to the Primary Specular Point (PSP). Various aspects of sunglint patterns with implications vis a vis determining sea state and low-level wind direction are illustrated and described. The meaning of anomalous gray shade patterns appearing in DMSP Very High Resolution (VHR) visual data is thoroughly explored with examples of each specific cause and suggestions for tactical use. Island and land barrier effects on sea state and atmospheric moisture are illustrated in a variety of different sunglint relationships.

Descriptors :   *NAVAL INTELLIGENCE, *IMAGE PROCESSING, DEFENSE PLANNING, NAVAL OPERATIONS, METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITES, NAVAL TACTICAL DATA SYSTEM, METEOROLOGICAL DATA, OCEAN SURFACE, REFLECTION, SUNLIGHT, CLOUD COVER, PATTERN RECOGNITION, GRAY SCALE.

Subject Categories : Military Intelligence
      Optics
      Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE