Accession Number:

ADA181990

Title:

A Comparison of the AN/GMD-1 Rawinsonde with the AN/TPQ-37 Radar (Windfinder) as they Affect Ballistic Artillery

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

58.0

Abstract:

This thesis is an examination of using a fielded doppler shift radar, specifically the ANTPQ-37 FIREFINDER, to gather wind signature data for use in ballistic artillery calculations. Stale rawinsonde data and current radar gathered data are compared to current rawinsonde data as they affect the artillery probability of kill Pk against a point target. Graphical results as well as parametric and non-parametric tests are used to determine any statistical differences in he results of the tests. Final recommendations include continued research, as well as a physical test ifring to compare the accuracy of the two systems. eywords include Radar, Meteorology, Balliustics, Firing theory, Artillery, Firefinder, Wind profiles, and Windfinder.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE