DEVELOPMENT OF REMOTE SENSING ALGORITHM FOR ATMOSPHERIC PATH VARIABLES FROM RADIOMETRIC DATA

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 9481
Amount: $258,287.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1992
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
840 Memorial Dr, Cambridge, MA, 02139
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 R G Isaacs/s A Clough
 (617) 547-6207
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Research Institution
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Abstract
WE PROPOSE AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH FOR THE RETRIEVAL OF ARBITRARY ATMOSPHERIC PATH VARIABLES FROM RADIOMETRIC DATA. SPECIFICALLY, WE WILL EXTEND OUR CURRENT APPROACH TO THE CHARACTERIZATION OF THERMODYNAMIC PATH VARIABLES INCLUDING TEMPERATURE, DENSITY AND THE CONCENTRATIONS OF RELEVANT ABSORBING GASES BASED ON EXPLOITATION OF THE INFORMATION CONTENT OF HIGH RESOLUTION SPECTRAL SIGNATURES (ISAACS, 1988) TO ASPECTS OF THE NON-LOCAL THERMODYNAMIC EQUILIBRIUM (NLTE) PROBLEM, AND WILL OBTAIN INFORMATION ON PATH VARIABLES SUCH AS THOSE RELATED TO PARTICULATE SCATTERING, CLOUD PROPERTIES, AND SURFACE SIGNATURES FOR WHICH SPECTRAL PROPERTIES VARY SLOWLY WITH FREQUENCY. THE METHODOLOGY IS MATHEMATICALLY PLEASING AND COMPUTATIONALLY EFFICIENT SINCE ALL PATH VARIABLES ARE TREATED WITHIN THE "SIMULTANEOUS INVERSTION" FRAMEWORK. THE PROPOSED ALGORITHM IS UNIQUE IN THE RETRIEVAL COMMUNITY IN THAT THE INTERFACE ROUTINES FOR IMPLEMENTATION WITH FASCOD3 HAVE ALREADY BEEN DEVELOPED AT AER.

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