8 May 2017 Battlefield applications of anemometers
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The work presented within examines the performance of mechanical and electronic anemometers in battlefield applications. The goals of the study were to determine the utility of a local anemometer in quasi-combat engagements for direct fire weapon systems, to observe the limitations of each type of anemometer, and to determine which measurement method results in the most accurate ballistic correction. These goals are accomplished by combining a ballistic trajectory model, a turbulent wind field model, a sensor response model, and a fire control model into a single larger scale simulation that utilizes a Monte Carlo approach. The results of this effort showed that utilizing either a mechanical anemometer or an electronic anemometer with a relatively long averaging window produced the most accurate ballistic wind correction.
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Tomas Bober, David Rophael, Thomas Recchia, "Battlefield applications of anemometers", Proc. SPIE 10184, Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security, Defense, and Law Enforcement Applications XVI, 101840Y (8 May 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2267187; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2267187
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