This report describes the airborne meteorological (MET) data acquisition system developed by the FAA R and D Service for atmospheric sounding in support of research programs in aircraft noise, sonic boom, wake vortices, etc. A discussion of the systems instrumentation, design and data measured by the system is given. The airborne system is capable of measuring ambient temperature, dewpoint, turbulence dissipation rate, turbulence structure coefficients (Cv and CT), radio and barometric altitude, airspeed, and winds aloft. The flight and recording profiles are numerous and range from meteorologic contouring of large areas (up to 60 square miles) to very small areas, points and lines. Because turbulence is a difficult parameter to describe and/or measure, an extensive section is given on this subject. A recommendation section which describes system improvements for data recording, wind measurement, temperature measurement in moisture, accelerometers, and instrumentation for atmospheric pollution measurements is included.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Systems R&D Service, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States 

    Systems Research and Development Service

  • Authors:
    • McCollough, J B
    • Carpenter, L K
  • Publication Date: 1975-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 104 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00091285
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-RD-75-69 Final Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1975 12:00AM