Accession Number : AD0785664

Title :   Optical Techniques for the Measurement of Crosswinds,

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

Personal Author(s) : Pries,Thomas H. ; Young,Erick T. ; Smith,Jack

Report Date : 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : The need for accurate horizontal surface crosswind information to support direct artillery fire delivered by armored vehicles is well established. A path-integrated crosswind accurate to plus or minus 0.5 m/s (plus or minus 1 knot) is a requirement that is not met with current Army capabilities (1). The most advantageous means of obtaining this quantity would be some remote sensing technique. The paper discusses systems being investigated by the Atmospheric Sciences Laboratory, US Army Electronics Command, White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, for use in the field Army.

Descriptors :   *Atmospheric motion, *Optical detection, *Artillery fire, Lasers, Turbulence, Detectors, Laser beams, Armored vehicles, Corrections, Army operations, Guided missile ranges, New Mexico

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Guns

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE