Accession Number:

AD0627615

Title:

METEOROLOGICAL EFFECTS ON RANGE RATE ERRORS IN RADIO INTERFEROMETER TRACKING SYSTEMS: CAPE KENNEDY.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Aug 62-30 Sep 65,

Corporate Author:

TECHNICAL OPERATIONS INC BURLINGTON MASS

Report Date:

1965-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

129.0

Abstract:

During past Mercury-Atlas shots from Cape Kennedy varying degrees of difficulty with noise were encountered in the General Electric, Mod III microwave interferometer tracking system. This noise was allegedly caused by variations in atmospheric structure and composition. Stratification of moist and dry layers and intrusions of moist air into dry air upward penetration of cumulus clouds into dry air apparently produced sufficient variation of medium to cause fluctuations in the interferometer tracking trace. The primary purpose of this study, therefore, has been to investigate the effects of atmospheric refraction anomalies on radio interferometer tracking systems and, ultimately, to be able to predict the relative magnitude of tracking errors resulting from atmospheric conditions. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE