Accession Number : ADD000074
Title : Raindrop Image Recording Analyzer System.
Descriptive Note : Patent,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C
Personal Author(s) : Teeter,Wallis L
Report Date : 30 Oct 1973
Pagination or Media Count : 5
Abstract : The patent describes a method and apparatus for measuring the density size, shape and distribution of rain, snow, hail, sleet and the like in the atmosphere. A preferred embodiment of the apparatus uses a gated image (channel plate) intensifier mounted in an aircraft and an outboard high intensity light. The light establishes a defined volume which is examined by the image intensifier for a time interval on the order of a microsecond or less. The image is retained by the intensifier tube while a high speed camera or other means photographs or scans the surface to provide a record.
Descriptors : *Patents, *Raindrops, *Recording systems, *Optical equipment, Image intensifiers(Electronics), Cameras, Precipitation
Subject Categories : Meteorology
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE