Accession Number : AD0432017

Title :   AN ANALYSIS OF AN/FPS-16 RADAR AND AN/GMD-1B RAWINSONDE DATA DIFFERENCES,

Corporate Author : ARMY ELECTRONICS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE N MEX

Personal Author(s) : Sandlin,Roy E. ,Jr. ; Armijo,Elias M.

Report Date : FEB 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : A series of rawinsonde balloon flights has been tracked simultaneously by AN/GMD-1B rawin and AN/FPS-16 radar. The data acquired have been analyzed for height, wind speed, wind direction, and angular error under field operational conditions. Differences have been tabulated through the first 35,000 feet of the atmosphere and have shown significant AN/GMD-1B errors (under the assumption that AN/FPS-16 data are optimum). Mean error values are shown in order to establish a bias, and RMS deviation of error is shown as an indicator of precision of the AN/GMD system. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RADAR TRACKING, METEOROLOGICAL BALLOONS), DIRECTION FINDING, METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA, RADIO RECEIVERS, RADIOSONDES, WIND, ATMOSPHERIC SOUNDING

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE