Accession Number : ADA266376


Title :   Environmental Characterization for the Sense and Destroy Armor (SADARM) Captive Flight Test, U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona, September 1990


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB


Personal Author(s) : Curtis, John O ; Clark, Flynn A ; Perron, Jr , Frank E ; Fiori, John E ; Harrington, Bryan G


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a266376.pdf


Report Date : May 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 132


Abstract : This report provides an outline of the test site environmental characterization support completed at the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground for the Sense and Destroy Armor (SADARM) Captive Flight Test conducted during September 1990. Personnel from two U.S. Army Corps of Engineers laboratories, the U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station and the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, collected data during a 2-week period to both qualitatively and quantitatively define the ambient desert terrain and meteorological conditions that provide the background signatures for the SADARM system. Information collected included that necessary to assess the boundary layer radiation exchange process, the characteristics of the ground surface, and the characteristics of the vegetation present in this and environment. A fixed tower was erected adjacent to a representative patch of desert terrain to provide a platform from which both static and dynamic processes could be observed. Sensors used to view the representative environmental plot included thermal imaging systems that operated in both the 3- to 5-micrometers and 8- to 12-micrometers wavelength bands, an active millimeter wave system that swept a frequency band of 33.0 to 33.5 GHz, and two scanning radiometers operated by the Naval Research Laboratory. Desert terrain, Meteorology, Environmental characterization, Radar


Descriptors :   *ANTIARMOR AMMUNITION , *WEAPON SYSTEM EFFECTIVENESS , *GUIDED PROJECTILES , SCANNING , TEST AND EVALUATION , FREQUENCY , STATIONS , DYNAMICS , BOUNDARY LAYER , MILLIMETER WAVES , TERRAIN , SIGNATURES , BACKGROUND , METEOROLOGY , PLATFORMS , ENGINEERING , FREQUENCY BANDS , SURFACES , TOWERS , REGIONS , MICROMETERS , CAPTIVE FLIGHT , WATERWAYS , EXCHANGE , STATICS , DESERTS , VEGETATION , ARMY , RADIOMETERS , PERSONNEL , NAVAL RESEARCH LABORATORIES , LABORATORIES , ENGINEERS , ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS , RADAR , COLD REGIONS , SITES , ARMOR , FLIGHT TESTING , RADIATION , ENVIRONMENTS


Subject Categories : Guided Munitions


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE