FIELD OF VIEW MONITOR FOR BALLOONBORNE LIDAR

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 1093
Amount: $170,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1985
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Visidyne, Inc.
5 Corp Pl, S. Bedford St., Burlington, MA, 01803
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Orr Shepherd
 (617) 273-2820
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A FIELD OF VIEW MONITOR IS PROPOSED TO AUGMENT A BALLOONBORNE LIDAR SYSTEM WHICH WILL BE USED TO STUDY ATMOSPHERIC PROPERTIES IN THE ALTITUDE REGION FROM 35 KM TO THE GROUND. THE MONITOR WILL PROVIDE INFORMATION REGARDING TERRAIN AND CLOUD CONDITIONS IN THE LIDAR FIELD OF VIEW, AND SUCH KNOWLEDGE WILL SIGNIFICANTLY ENHANCE THE ANALYSIS OF LIDAR DATA. THE BALLOONBORNE NADIR-LOOKING FIELD OF VIEW MONITOR WILL CONSIST OF AN INTENSIFIED CHARGE INJECTION DEVICE CAMERA WHICH WILL PROVIDE REAL TIME HIGH SPATIAL RESOLUTION VIDEO IMAGERY OF A 3 DEGREE BY 4 DEGREE FIELD UNDER STARLIGHT ILLUMINATION CONDITIONS. COALIGNED WITH THE CAMERA WILL BE A 10 PM RADIOMETER WHICH WILL PROVIDE VERY ACCURATE TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT WITHIN A 20 MR PIXEL. CORRELATION OF THE DATA FROM EACH OF THESE TWO STATE OF THE ART SENSORS WITH THAT FROM THE LIDAR WILL PROVIDE THE REQUIRED CLOUD AND GROUND TERRAIN INFORMATION.

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