Weather Impacts on the Aerostar Unmanned Aircraft System Based on Climatology over the U.S./Mexico Border
ARMY RESEARCH LAB WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE NM COMPUTATIONAL AND INFORMATION SCIENCE DIRECTORATE
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Unmanned Aircraft Systems UASs are becoming more prevalent performing both military and non-military functions. One potential function for a UAS is monitoring along the U.S.Mexico border. This report documents the percentage of time various weather parameters might be expected to degrade the performance of an Aerostar or similar UAS over the border regions based primarily on Advanced Climate Modeling and Environmental Simulations ACMES modeled climatology as well as other climatology data from the Air Force Combat Climatology Center AFCCC. Many details are provided on the probability of Aerostar weather limitations being exceeded for specific border locations, months, and times of day. Similar inputs could be used in the future to run an automated decision aid to assist in long-term planning for effective use of particular UAS types, locations, and purposes... united states and mexico.
- Pilotless Aircraft