SMALL SCALE WIND SHEARS FROM ROSE BALLOON TRACKED BY AN/FPS 16 RADAR
DAYTON UNIV OH RESEARCH INST
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The ROSE balloonAN-FPS-16 radar system is designed to report small- scale winds and shears by polynomial smoothing of the radar tracking data. The most successful mathematical technique for fitting the data and computing winds and shears is presented along with other techniques which were considered but ultimately rejected. Analysis of the self-induced balloon motion is attempted by classical physical methods and by a Power Spectral Density Technique. A criterion for evaluating the effect of modification to the standard ROSE is developed and applied to modified ROSEs and the newer small lightweight balloon.
- Lighter-than-air Aircraft
- Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment