Accession Number:

AD0689830

Title:

TRACKING ERRORS IN DETAILED WIND SOUNDINGS.

Descriptive Note:

Scientific interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

DAYTON UNIV OHIO RESEARCH INST

Report Date:

1969-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

48.0

Abstract:

The ROSE balloon is a superpressure sphere fabricated of metalized Mylar and equipped with a valve to retain the design superpressure as the balloon ascends. It is filled with helium, released, and tracked by a precision radar such as the FPS-16. The purpose is to measure precise winds and shears in thin altitude layers for use in aerospace vehicle structural design as well as a better understanding of the wind fields. In order to fulfill the purposes and objectives of the test, ROSE and JIMSPHERE balloons were tracked in two different ways. In one phase of the test, balloons were tracked simultaneously by two independent radars. In the other phase, two balloons were released simultaneously with each balloon being tracked by a single radar. A simultaneous release actually consisted of one balloon being released about two minutes after the other. In all cases, the servo-bandwidth SBW settings of the radars were recorded. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE