ACCURACY OF METEOROLOGICAL DATA OBTAINED BY TRACKING THE ROBIN WITH MPS-19 RADAR
AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS HANSCOM AFB MA
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A sample of 32 ARCAS-ROBIN rocket soundings that were tracked simultaneously by FPS-16 and MPS-19 radars was examined to determine the accuracy of meteorological data obtained from the less accurate radar, the MPS- 19. The root-mean-square error in winds determined by the MPS-19 increased with altitude in a reciprocal relationship from 5 mps at 30 km to 45 mps at 70 km it was less than 10 mps at all levels below 55 km. No evaluation of the accuracy of thermodynamic data was possible. Any such data obtained from an MPS-19 track will be rejected under the criteria of the existing data reduction program as being from a target that failed to inflate.
- Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment