Accession Number : AD0694061

Title :   AUTOMATED WEATHER BUOY INCORPORATING AN UPPER AIR SOUNDING ROCKET DATA SUBSYSTEM.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 3 Apr 67-30 Nov 69,

Corporate Author : SPACE/DEFENSE CORP BIRMINGHAM MICH

Personal Author(s) : Brian,Michael

Report Date : 19 SEP 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 60

Abstract : The program objective was to produce a fully automatic weather station, capable of operating for long periods untended; the sensed data to include surface and upper atmosphere parameters, similar to the data currently being supplied by the manned weather stations throughout the world. A U.S. Navy NOMAD buoy, currently operating as a surface weather station, was modified to include a cluster of sounding rockets. Following each surface weather transmission a rocket is launched carrying a rocketsonde which commences transmissions at apogee. The data is relayed, via the buoy, to monitoring shore stations. The work reported covers the development of a prototype version. The parameters of wind speed and wind direction for the upper atmosphere were not included during this phase of the program. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BUOYS, WEATHER STATIONS), (*WEATHER STATIONS, DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS), (*SOUNDING ROCKETS, WEATHER COMMUNICATIONS), AUTOMATIC, UPPER ATMOSPHERE, OCEANOGRAPHY, FLIGHT TESTING, ROCKET LAUNCHERS, METEOROLOGY, LOGIC CIRCUITS, ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, BAROMETRIC PRESSURE, HUMIDITY

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Marine Engineering
      Aerial Bombs

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE