Accession Number : AD0853411

Title :   Atmospheric Meteorological Probe, AN/AMQ-23(XE-2).

Descriptive Note : Technical information rept.

Corporate Author : GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS INST WASHINGTON DC RESEARCH DIV

Report Date : FEB 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : An atmospheric meteorological probe the AN/AMQ-23(XE-2) consists of a balloon-borne, battery-powered radiosonde and a corner reflector. The radiosonde sends data on air temperature and humidity to an AN/TMQ-19(XE-1) automatic atmospheric sounding set ground station from altitudes up to 100,000 feet. A radar signal is reflected by the corner reflector back to the AN/TMQ-19(XE-1). Angle tracking the radiosonde and range tracking the radar reflector provide azimuth, elevation, and slant range information from which velocity and altitude are computed. Temperature and humidity data are extracted from the modulated carrier wave by the ground tracking system. The radiosonde consists of a radio-frequency transmitter and discone antenna, temperature and humidity sensors, a clock-driven commutator, and a battery. Three inches in diameter and 13 inches long, the complete unit weighs approximately 1.75 pounds. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERIC SOUNDING, METEOROLOGICAL BALLOONS), (*METEOROLOGICAL BALLOONS, RADIOSONDES), METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA, METEOROLOGICAL BALLOONS, METEOROLOGICAL RADAR, HUMIDITY, WEATHER FORECASTING, RADAR CORNER REFLECTORS, DETECTORS, DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS, ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, RADAR SIGNALS, TRANSMITTER RECEIVERS, RADIOFREQUENCY, WIND.

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE