TRACKING ERRORS IN DETAILED WIND SOUNDINGS.
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DAYTON UNIV OHIO RESEARCH INST
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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
- Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment