METEOROLOGICAL MEASUREMENT SYSTEM.
ELECTROMAGNETIC RESEARCH CORP COLLEGE PARK MD
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The report presents the results of a design study of a Meteorological Measurement System for use in studying the correlation of the lower atmospheres meteorological constituents with the propagation of electromagnetic energy. Techniques employed in the measurement of the pertinent meteorological parameters are discussed and the types of available sensors having accuracies and response times meeting the requirements of the program are described. The problem of comparing an integrated measurement of refractivity with point measurements of the meteorological parameters at intervals along the path is described, and a method is given for determining the number of point measurements required to achieve a desired accuracy. Recommendations are given for two independent measurement configurations, one for use in the Improved Sampling Techniques Program, the other for use in the Optical Propagation Program. A detailed logic design is given of the data storage and monitoring system which is capable of accepting data from a large number of sensors at a controllable sampling rate. Author