23 September 1997 Battlespace weather and EM/EO conditions for joint strike support
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Battlespace meteorological and oceanographic (METOC) conditions can be defined and displayed using the Navy's C4ISR architecture for use in strike planning, optimizing weapons performance, and postoperation assessment. Using the Tactical Environmental Support System (TESS), METOC satellite imagery has been exploited to derive estimates of temperature and cloud conditions along Tomahawk flight paths, and integrated with operational geometry to support missile launches conducted during Joint Warrior Interoperability Demonstration (JWID-95). The integrated and fused displays were sent from the Battle Management Interoperability Center (BMIC) at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, Point Mugu, and transmitted to fleet units where they were inserted as strike warfare support products on a home page for transmission to other JWID participants. Other support techniques are also being implemented using home page/internet technology. The EMIEO propagation environment is being characterized remotely by application of the "satellite-JR duct technique" which allows duct heights to be displayed over low-cloud regions over subtropical ocean areas. To provide duct height estimates in regions without clouds or in-situ measurements, or predictions of ducting conditions, the "equivalent altitude" and "experduct" techniques are employed to demonstrate additional automated capabilities using synoptic weather considerations.
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Jay Rosenthal, Jay Rosenthal, Roger A. Helvey, Roger A. Helvey, Matt McGovern, Matt McGovern, Paul Greiman, Paul Greiman, Bernie Cohenour, Bernie Cohenour, Dennis Ruth, Dennis Ruth, } "Battlespace weather and EM/EO conditions for joint strike support", Proc. SPIE 3125, Propagation and Imaging through the Atmosphere, (23 September 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.279035; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.279035
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