Accession Number : ADA263572
Title : Wind Measurement Accuracy of a Loran Radiosonde
Descriptive Note : Scientific interim rept.
Corporate Author : PHILLIPS LAB HANSCOM AFB MA
Personal Author(s) : Morrissey, James F
Report Date : 26 Oct 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 25
Abstract : A comparison of winds obtained using a Loran radiosonde system developed at Phillips Laboratory and winds derived using radar tracking of targets attached to the radiosonde balloon train are presented. The tests involve 10 ascents with dual Loran ground stations on most flights and dual radar tracking on two flights. The tests were performed at the Goddard Space Flight Center/Wallops Flight Facility in June 1990. The radiosonde is sufficiently accurate (0.32 m/s) to evaluate a wind profiler that has an error budget of 1.0 m/s. The wind profiler has been proposed to satisfy Day of Launch missile range wind measurement requirements.
Descriptors : *WIND , *RADIOSONDES , *LORAN , TEST AND EVALUATION , REQUIREMENTS , ATMOSPHERIC MOTION , FLIGHT , SPACE FLIGHT , ROCKET LAUNCHING , ATMOSPHERICS , BALLOONS , GROUND STATIONS , LABORATORIES , ERRORS , TARGETS , MEASUREMENT , RADAR TRACKING
Subject Categories : Meteorology
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE