Accuracy Requirements for the Measurement of Meteorological Parameters Which Affect Artillery Fire
ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE NM ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES LAB
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The results of an artillery effectiveness methodology, which was originally developed to determine target location accuracies, have been applied to determine the accuracy requirements for the measurement of those meteorological parameters which affect artillery fire. Based on certain criteria, the effectiveness methodology determines the maximum allowable error in the displacement of the center of the effects pattern from the center of the target. This maximum error is then related to the errors in the meteorological parameters which produce it. To do this in a consistent manner, specific measuring systems must be considered to determine those parameters which are measured independently. In this study, the standard radiosonde system has been analyzed, and the accuracy requirements for this system have been determined.