Meteorological Message and Test Analysis Software for an Army Meteorological System

Report No. ARL-TR-3249
Authors: James Cogan and Terry Jameson
Date/Pages: July 2004; 48 pages
Abstract: This report describes software packages that have been developed by the Battlefield Environment Division of the Computational and Information Sciences Directorate of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) to generate meteorological (Met) messages from modeled and measured atmospheric soundings, as well as to provide a means of statistically analyzing the accuracy of the messages and ultimately the soundings from which they were derived. This report also provides some sample results using real data. The message generation algorithms have become part of the overall software package for the Meteorological Measuring Set ? Profiler (MMS-P), which is currently in System Development and Demonstration and approved for initial limited production. The Test and Evaluation (T&E) Integration Process Team (IPT) for the MMS-P selected a later version of this software (also developed by ARL) in order to generate ground-truth messages during the Developmental Test (DT). The statistical analysis programs have generated information used by the T&E IPT and has assisted in the analysis of preliminary data for the Product Manager for Target Identification and Meteorological Systems. Expanded versions of these programs will provide statistical analyses for support of the DT and the consequent report on system accuracy. Both the message generation and statistical analyses software packages may be used for experiments that require any vertical structure of layered data, including new messages types that may be devised for non-line of sight systems of the future.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: July 1, 2004