A STUDY OF THE CAPABILITY FOR RAPID WARNINGS OF SOLAR FLARE RADIATION HAZARDS TO AIRCRAFT. PART I. FORECASTS AND WARNINGS OF SOLAR FLARE RADIATION HAZARDS. PART II. AN FAA POLAR FLIGHT SOLAR COSMIC RADIATION FORECAST/WARNING COMMUNICATION SYSTEM STUDY.
The first part of the report provides background information on the occurrence of solar activity and the consequent sporadic production of electromagnetic and particle emissions from the sun. A summary is given of the current procedures for the forecasting of solar activity together with procedures used to verify these forecasts as currently available. A summary of current forecasting of radiation hazards as provided in support of the Concorde SST program is also given. The second part of the report describes a forecast message distribution system developed in conjunction with solar cosmic radiation forecasts and warnings of the Space Environment Laboratory of NOAA for the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Office of Aviation Medicine. The study analyzes the currently available and future aeronautical telecommunication system facilities to determine an optimum system to distribute forecasts to the preflight planning centers in the international flight service stations for polar-flying subsonic and supersonic transport (SST) type aircraft. Also recommended for the system are timely and reliable distribution of warnings to individual in-flight aircraft in polar areas by the responsible air traffic control authority.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationSpace Environment Lab
Boulder, CO USA
Federal Aviation AdministrationWilliam J. Hughes Technical Center, Airport Technology Research and Development Branch
Atlantic City International Airport
Atlantic City, NJ USA 08405
- Sauer, H H
- Stonehocker, G H
- Publication Date: 1977-4
- Pagination: 88 p.
- TRT Terms: Cosmic rays; Electromagnetic radiation; Flares; Forecasting; Hazards; Solar radiation; Supersonic aircraft
- Uncontrolled Terms: Solar flares
- Old TRIS Terms: Aerospace environment; Solar cosmic rays
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00159397
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: NOAA-TM-ERL-SEL-46, NOAA-77062716
- Contract Numbers: DOT-FA72WAI-320
- Files: NTIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Sep 20 2002 12:00AM