Design Concept of a Forward Area Rawinsonde Set (FARS).
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NG, METEOROLOGICAL BALLOONS, TRACKING, ANTENNAS, MILITARY REQUIREMENTSThe design concept of a Forward Area Rawinsonde Set FARS is described. This equipment will provide atmospheric soundings to an altitude of 12 km and to a ground range of at least 50 km. The set uses a unique tracking system which is the key to the large reduction in size and weight as compared to the Rawinsonde Set ANGMD-1. The FARS will provide tracking accuracies at least as good as that of the Rawinsonde Set ANGMD-1. The weight of the fully automated ground data receiving and sonde tracking system, excluding the power source, flight equipment and flight support items, will be approximately 100 pounds and 4 cubic feet in size. Author
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