Airborne Forward-Looking Interferometer for the Detection of Terminal-Area Hazards

The Forward Looking Interferometer (FLI) program was a multi-year cooperative research effort to investigate the use of imaging radiometers with high spectral resolution, using both modeling/simulation and field experiments, along with sophisticated data analysis techniques that were originally developed for analysis of data from space-based radiometers and hyperspectral imagers. This investigation has advanced the state of knowledge in this technical area, and the FLI program developed a greatly improved understanding of the radiometric signal strength of aviation hazards in a wide range of scenarios, in addition to a much better understanding of the real-world functionality requirements for hazard detection instruments. The project conducted field experiments on three hazards (turbulence, runway conditions, and wake vortices) and analytical studies on several others including volcanic ash, reduced visibility conditions, in flight icing conditions, and volcanic ash.

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    Langley Research Center
    Hampton, VA  United States  23681
  • Authors:
    • West, Leanne
    • Gimmestad, Gary
    • Lane, Sarah
    • Smith, Bill L
    • Kireev, Stanislav
    • Daniels, Taumi S
    • Cornman, Larry
    • Sharman, Bob
  • Publication Date: 2014-2


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 349p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01529440
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA/CR–2014-218167
  • Contract Numbers: NNX09AR67A
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 9 2014 3:38PM