For meteorological research a picture processing equipment was built up to handle picture data from scanning radiometers on board the weather satellites of the NOAA 3 type. The received analog signals are digitized and stored on computer compatible tapes for processing by a computer. Simultaneously the data are fed to a picture-printer to get quick-look pictures. The picture-printer is an opto-mechanical scanner of high precision, the rotation of the film-drum of this device is synchronized with the rotation of the scanning mirrors on board the satellite. AS well pictures of the scanning radiometer system (SR) as pictures Of the very high resolution scanning radiometer-system (VHRR) can be printed with the same film-writer. This device also can be controlled by the data-processor to print the processed picture data. Supplementary an interactive TV-monitor-system provides the possibility for semi-automatic picture data processing.
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