CLOUD HEIGHT VELOCITY AND CHARACTERISTICS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 4144
Amount: $50,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1986
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Micro Science Inc
Rt 4 - Box 286, Leesburg, VA, 22075
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 JAMES K ROCKS
 (703) 777-5966
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
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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