CLOUD HEIGHT VELOCITY AND CHARACTERISTICS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
4144
Agency Tracking Number:
4144
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Rt 4 - Box 286, Leesburg, VA, 22075
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
JAMES K ROCKS
(703) 777-5966
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
THE HEIGHT AND VELOCITY OF CLOUDS OVER A SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF THE VISIBLE SKY CAN BE DETERMINED FROM THE GROUND BY MEANS OF TRIANGULATION WITH A PAIR OF CCD SENSORS. PATTERN RECOGNITION ON SHAPES CAN IDENTIFY THE TYPES OF CLOUDS. MOTION OF FEATURES OF THE SURFACES OF CLOUDS CAN IDENTIFY CLOUD DYNAMICS. WE PROPOSED TO CONSTRUCT AN INSTRUMENT USING OFF-THE-SHELF HARDWARE, AND APPLY COMPUTER ALGORITHMS THAT HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED AND TESTED IN SIMULATIONS BY THE PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR IN ORDER TO PROVE THE CONCEPT.

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