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Integrated Satellite Apt And Weather Radio Broadcast Processor
Author(s): Kenneth W. Ruggles
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes a microcomputer-based system to simultaneously receive, process and display satellite APT cloud images, satellite APT cloud/sea surface temperature fields, weather broadcast teleprinter messages and weather broadcast facsimile charts. While performing other processing, the system can drive a facsimile recorder, a graphics printer or a landline/radio facsimile broadcast. This semi-portable and affordable system was specifically designed for use by remote users of weather data such as fishing vessels, merchant ships, smaller detached weather service centers/offices and field military units etc. The heart of the system is a unique Data Manager Card and a low-cost, high resolution image display supporting up to 64 grey shades and/or high resolution color. The paper outlines plans to conduct an at-sea evaluation of the system this winter aboard an American tuna clipper operating in the western South Pacific Ocean.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 January 1987
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0846, Digital Image Processing and Visual Communications Technologies in Meteorology, (25 January 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.942666
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Kenneth W. Ruggles, Systems West Incorporated (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0846:
Digital Image Processing and Visual Communications Technologies in Meteorology
Paul Janota, Editor(s)

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