Summaries - Research
Back Deployment Equipment for a Mobile Weather Radar
|Division||Research & Sponsored Programs|
|Department||Center for Interdisciplinary Remotely-Piloted Aircraft Studies|
Bluth, Robert T.
Jonsson, Haflidi H.
|Sponsor||Office of Naval Research (Navy)|
|Summary||An AN/MPQ-64 air defense X-band radar was acquired by the Center of Interdisciplinary Remotely Piloted Studies at the Naval Postgraduate School from the Army in 1998. The radar has been modified for weather research, providing the Navy with cutting-edge capability to assess battle space weather in real time. The modified radar also is proving to be a valuable tool in thunderstorm and tornado research due to the speed with which it is able to scan entire storms with its phased array antenna. To make optimal use of the radar in storm research it needs to be easily deployable. It needs to be mounted on a suitable truck that is equipped with a personnel and equipment-shelter, a power plant, a radar lift, and platform levelers. It is this need for a complete deployment system that is addressed in this proposal.|
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