Accession Number : AD0757624

Title :   Accuracy Study of the T-9 Radar.

Descriptive Note : Research and development technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE N MEX ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES LAB

Personal Author(s) : D'Arcy,Edward M.

Report Date : MAR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : (*METEOROLOGICAL RADAR, ACCURACY), WIND, BALLOONS, RADAR TRACKING, TABLES(DATA)In an effort to determine the accuracy of the T-9 radars, thirty jimspheres were released over a 4-day period in October 1971. These radars were used for determining winds to 10,000 feet above surface in the Atmospheric Sciences Laboratory unguided rocket real-time impact prediction system. Each jimsphere was tracked simultaneously by two T-9s and a cinetheodolite camera network. Using the cinetheodolites as a standard, mean differences and standard deviations were derived for each layer and for each profile. The results indicated that by using T-9 radars instead of the theodolite system, the standard deviation for the measured wind could be safely lowered. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*METEOROLOGICAL RADAR, ACCURACY), WIND, BALLOONS, RADAR TRACKING, TABLES(DATA)

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE