Optical Techniques for the Measurement of Crosswinds,
ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE N MEX ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES LAB
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The need for accurate horizontal surface crosswind information to support direct artillery fire delivered by armored vehicles is well established. A path-integrated crosswind accurate to plus or minus 0.5 ms plus or minus 1 knot is a requirement that is not met with current Army capabilities 1. The most advantageous means of obtaining this quantity would be some remote sensing technique. The paper discusses systems being investigated by the Atmospheric Sciences Laboratory, US Army Electronics Command, White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, for use in the field Army.