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Title: Method and apparatus for measuring solar radiation in a vegetative canopy

Abstract

An apparatus and method for measuring solar radiation received in a vegetative canopy. A multiplicity of sensors selectively generates electrical signals in response to impinging photosynthetically active radiation in sunlight. Each sensor is attached to a plant within the canopy and is electrically connected to a separate port in a junction box having a multiplicity of ports. Each port is connected to an operational amplifier. Each amplifier amplifies the signals generated by the sensors. Each amplifier is connected to an analog-to-digital convertor which digitizes each signal. A computer is connected to the convertors and accumulates and stores solar radiation data. A data output device such as a printer is connected to the computer and displays the data.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Los Alamos, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
866300
Patent Number(s):
4678330
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01J - MEASUREMENT OF INTENSITY, VELOCITY, SPECTRAL CONTENT, POLARISATION, PHASE OR PULSE CHARACTERISTICS OF INFRA-RED, VISIBLE OR ULTRA-VIOLET LIGHT
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; apparatus; measuring; solar; radiation; vegetative; canopy; received; multiplicity; sensors; selectively; generates; electrical; signals; response; impinging; photosynthetically; active; sunlight; sensor; attached; plant; electrically; connected; separate; junction; box; ports; operational; amplifier; amplifies; generated; analog-to-digital; convertor; digitizes; signal; computer; convertors; accumulates; stores; data; output; device; printer; displays; output device; data output; electrical signals; electrical signal; solar radiation; electrically connected; signals generated; operational amplifier; radiation received; photosynthetically active; amplifier amplifies; measuring solar; generates electrical; vegetative canopy; /356/

Citation Formats

Gutschick, Vincent P, Barron, Michael H, Waechter, David A, and Wolf, Michael A. Method and apparatus for measuring solar radiation in a vegetative canopy. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
Gutschick, Vincent P, Barron, Michael H, Waechter, David A, & Wolf, Michael A. Method and apparatus for measuring solar radiation in a vegetative canopy. United States.
Gutschick, Vincent P, Barron, Michael H, Waechter, David A, and Wolf, Michael A. Thu . "Method and apparatus for measuring solar radiation in a vegetative canopy". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866300.
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title = {Method and apparatus for measuring solar radiation in a vegetative canopy},
author = {Gutschick, Vincent P and Barron, Michael H and Waechter, David A and Wolf, Michael A},
abstractNote = {An apparatus and method for measuring solar radiation received in a vegetative canopy. A multiplicity of sensors selectively generates electrical signals in response to impinging photosynthetically active radiation in sunlight. Each sensor is attached to a plant within the canopy and is electrically connected to a separate port in a junction box having a multiplicity of ports. Each port is connected to an operational amplifier. Each amplifier amplifies the signals generated by the sensors. Each amplifier is connected to an analog-to-digital convertor which digitizes each signal. A computer is connected to the convertors and accumulates and stores solar radiation data. A data output device such as a printer is connected to the computer and displays the data.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1987},
month = {1}
}

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