CHICAGO MONOSTATIC ACOUSTIC VORTEX SENSING SYSTEM. VOLUME I. DATA COLLECTION AND REDUCTION

A Monostatic Acoustic Vortex Sensing System (MAVSS) was installed at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport to measure the strength and decay of aircraft wake vortices from landing aircraft. The MAVSS consists of an array of acoustic antennas which measure the vertical profile up to 60 m altitude of the vertical component of the wind. The decay in wake vortex strength is measured as the vortex passes over successive antennas in the array. Volume I describes the MAVSS principles of operation, the hardware developed, and data reduction methods employed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Systems R&D Service, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Burnham, D C
  • Publication Date: 1979-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 33 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00305519
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TSC-FAA-79-18-1 Final Rpt., FAA-RD-79-103-1
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 11 1980 12:00AM