Accession Number : ADA294900

Title :   A Tactical Present Weather Sensor for Air Force Applications.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Dec 92-30 Sep 94,

Corporate Author : HSS INC BEDFORD MA

Personal Author(s) : Hansen, D. F. ; Shubert, W. K.

PDF Url : ADA294900

Report Date : 25 OCT 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 47

Abstract : A Present Weather Sensor has been developed for Air Force tactical applications under a Phillips Laboratory Broad Agency Announcement to meet the more general requirement for 'Automated Fixed/Bare Based Weather Sensors'. The Present Weather Sensor design is based on techniques evolved over a period of time by HSS Inc for the automated measurement of visibility and precipitation. The prototype sensor is a compact, rugged, light weight, single-package instrument capable of measuring visibility and several precipitation parameters (i.e. precipitation type, intensity and rate of fall). Preliminary tests demonstrate that the performance of the tactical sensor is comparable to that of the performance of the highly regarded larger HSS Inc Present Weather Sensors. (MM)

Descriptors :   *WEATHER, *METEOROLOGICAL INSTRUMENTS, DATA PROCESSING, AUTOMATION, DETECTORS, OPTICAL DETECTION, ATMOSPHERIC SCATTERING, BACKSCATTERING, METEOROLOGICAL DATA, SNOW, FOG, COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS, VISIBILITY, MILITARY APPLICATIONS, ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATION, RAINFALL, TACTICAL WARFARE, AIR FORCE OPERATIONS.

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE