Accession Number : AD0706113

Title :   WIND ANALYSIS OF CDS TEST DATA.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : TACTICAL AIRLIFT CENTER POPE AFB N C OFFICE OF OPERATIONS ANALYSIS

Personal Author(s) : Manson,A. R.

Report Date : MAY 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : In the process of testing the Offset Tracking Device as to its effectiveness in delivering a parachute load to a desired impact point, relative to the effectiveness of the presently used visual method, 80 CDS test drops were made from 600 feet. This wind analysis has two primary objectives: (1) To determine what perturbations (or modifications) of the Doppler wind velocity and direction (as recorded at load exit) would have been at least as effective as the actual wind correction used by the individual navigators. (2) To determine the effect of substituting widely varying wind corrections (perturbations of Doppler wind at altitude) in place of the navigator's wind correction, or miss distance from desired impact point.

Descriptors :   (*TACTICAL AIR SUPPORT, AIR DROP OPERATIONS), (*AIR DROP OPERATIONS, WIND), MISS DISTANCE, DOPPLER RADAR, RADAR TRACKING, CORRECTIONS, IMPACT PREDICTION

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE