MONITORING OF AIRCRAFT WAKE VORTICES AT HEATHROW AIRPORT

Aircraft separation to avert entrainment in wake vortices is weighed against loss of traffic capacity at airports, and meteorological conditions unfavorable to the formation of wake vortices and their attendant hazards are examined; the organization of vortex data collection sites is discussed. Experience with vortex data collection sites at London, New York, and Denver is surveyed. Anemometer baselines and an acoustic doppler system are described. Delineation of safety zones and determination of the rate at which shed vortices leave the safety zone are discussed.

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  • Pagination: p. 38-41

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00180156
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1978 12:00AM