Accession Number : AD0745959

Title :   Radar Meteor Trail Task.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1962-1971,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS

Personal Author(s) : Barnes,Arnold A. , Jr

Report Date : 22 MAR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : An advanced, inexpensive, transportable radar meteor trail set was developed and was recommended as an international standard by IUCSTP at the Moscow 1971 COSPAR meeting. The interferometer height-measuring technique, tested with the CRLH 001 Beacon in satellite OV1-17, was also recommended because of ground calibration capability and achieved accuracy. Computer programs for data reduction and advanced analysis were used to reduce and study wind and density data from AFCRL, Eglin AFB, Stanford University and the University of New Hampshire. Results were compared with other investigators' findings. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*METEORS, RADAR TRACKING), (*WIND, UPPER ATMOSPHERE), ATMOSPHERIC SOUNDING, DENSITY, DIURNAL VARIATIONS, SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES, RADAR ANTENNAS, CALIBRATION, RADAR EQUIPMENT

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE