Accession Number : AD0733231

Title :   Regression Techniques for the Calculation of Ballistic Winds Utilizing Satellite Infrared Spectrophotometer Data.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Wright,John Richard

Report Date : SEP 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : Three regression techniques for the calculation of ballistic winds using satellite infrared spectrophotometer (SIRS) data are evaluated. Experiments testing the derived methods are carried out using two SIRS-A data sets and one SIRS-B data set. In all three cases, the data sets are divided into a large dependent sample used to derive the regression equations and smaller independent sample for testing the equations' validity. One method, that of geostrophic calculations using regression derived 'D' values of ballistic geopotential height is found to be superior to the other methods. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERE ENTRY, WIND), (*WIND, UPPER ATMOSPHERE), (*GUIDED MISSILE TRAJECTORIES, DEFLECTION), REGRESSION ANALYSIS, SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES, GRAVITY, CORIOLIS EFFECT, RADIOSONDES, INFRARED SPECTROPHOTOMETERS, THESES

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Guided Missile Traj, Accuracy and Ballistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE