Accession Number:

ADA061257

Title:

A Preliminary Study of SAMTEC Postflight Refraction Correction

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 May-31 Jul 1978

Corporate Author:

FEDERAL ELECTRIC CORP VANDENBERG AFB CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-07-31

Pagination or Media Count:

104.0

Abstract:

Refraction correction is one of the important steps in metric data processing. The purpose of this refraction study is to investigate the current postflight refraction correction technique which is applied to SAMTEC radar data obtained from missile and aircraft tracking. This study serves as a preliminary step for future development to establish the minimum acceptable operational criteria on refraction corrections to meet range users data accuracy requirements. In this task the following were investigated the differences between refraction corrections based on the rawinsonde profile and several model profiles, the errors in refraction corrections based on rawinsonde-measured profiles and the minimum height required for rawinsonde measurements.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE