This is a detailed discussion of the design, development, and construction, and an evaluation of an experimental model of the Area Precipitation Measuring Indicator (APMI). This system was designed to accept video signals reflected from weather clouds through the use of Radar Sets AN/MPS-34 or AN/CPS-9; to quantize these signals into three measurements: intensity, range extent, and azimuthal extent; and to print these measurement data in alpha-numerical form on a direct-view storage tube. The APMI equipment operates in one of two basic modes: PPI and OFF CENTER. In the OFF CENTER mode, expansion of a target is permitted and a blown-up area is printed on the display. A general description of the overall operation and capability is presented, followed by a detailed description of the theory of operation of the system. Finally, results of the electrical test performed, conclusions, and recommendations for improvements are presented. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Army Electronics Command

    Fort Monmouth, NJ  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Stone, William G
  • Publication Date: 1964-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 47 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00263639
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ECOM-2522 Tech Rpt
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 19 1974 12:00AM