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Record 58 of 9146
Portable Radiometer Identifies Minerals in the Field
Author and Affiliation:
Goetz, A. F. H.(CALTECH)
Machida, R. A.(CALTECH)
Abstract: Hand-held optical instrument aids in identifying minerals in field. Can be used in exploration for minerals on foot or by aircraft. The radiometer is especially suitable for identifying clay and carbonate minerals. Radiometer measures reflectances of mineral at two wavelengths, computes ratio of reflectances, and displays ratio to user.
Publication Date: Dec 01, 1982
Document ID:
19820000050
(Acquired Nov 04, 1995)
Accession Number: 82B10050
Subject Category: MECHANICS
Report/Patent Number: NPO-15234
Document Type: NASA Tech Brief
Publication Information: NASA Tech Briefs (ISSN 0145-319X); 6; 4; P. 419
Publisher Information: United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech.; Pasadena, CA, United States
Description: In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: MINERAL EXPLORATION; RADIOMETERS; REFLECTANCE; SPECTRORADIOMETERS
Availability Source: National Technology Transfer Center (NTTC), Wheeling, WV
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