25 January 1987 Integrated Satellite Apt And Weather Radio Broadcast Processor
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Proceedings Volume 0846, Digital Image Processing and Visual Communications Technologies in Meteorology; (1987) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.942666
Event: Cambridge Symposium on Optics in Medicine and Visual Image Processing, 1987, San Diego, CA, United States
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.
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Kenneth W. Ruggles, Kenneth W. Ruggles, "Integrated Satellite Apt And Weather Radio Broadcast Processor", Proc. SPIE 0846, Digital Image Processing and Visual Communications Technologies in Meteorology, (25 January 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.942666; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.942666

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