Accession Number : ADA132623

Title :   Meteorological Sensors for Battlefield Weather Support.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE GEOPHYSICS LAB HANSCOM AFB MA

Personal Author(s) : Brousaides,Frederick J

PDF Url : ADA132623

Report Date : 15 Apr 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 65

Abstract : The work described in this report is in support of MAC SON 508-78, Pre-Strike Surveillance and Reconnaissance System (PRESSURS), which has identified deficiencies in the Air Force's ability to acquire meteorological observations in uncontrolled and hostile airspace. Primary requirements include temperature, pressure, humidity, winds, cloud field parameters, and visibility. Suitable sensors are identified and evaluated for deployment with various scenarios, that is, remotely-piloted vehicle, dropsonde, and ground implantation. Where deficiencies in the state-of-the-art exist, programs were initiated for the development of new instrumentation, and where necessary, models were constructed for translation of sensor output into useful operational weather information. (Author)

Descriptors :   *METEOROLOGICAL INSTRUMENTS, *BATTLEFIELDS, WEATHER FORECASTING, SURVEILLANCE, RECONNAISSANCE, LIGHT TRANSMISSION, REMOTELY PILOTED VEHICLES, DROPSONDES, REMOTE DETECTORS, GROUND LEVEL, TACTICAL WARFARE, OBSCURATION, NEPHELOMETERS, THERMISTORS, BAROMETERS, HOT WIRE ANEMOMETERS, RADIOMETERS, ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, BAROMETRIC PRESSURE, HUMIDITY, WIND, CLOUDS, VISIBILITY

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE