AUTOMATED METEOROLOGICAL DATA FROM COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT VIA SATELLITE -- PRESENT EXPERIENCE AND FUTURE IMPLICATIONS

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has developed a low-cost communications system to provide meteorological data from commercial aircraft, in near real-time, on a fully automated basis. The complete system including the low profile antenna and all installation hardware weighs 34 kg. The prototype system has been installed on a Pan American B-747 aircraft and has been providing meteorological data (wind angle and velocity, temperature, altitude and position as a function of time) on a fully automated basis for the past several months. The results are considered. This concept is expected to have important implications for operational meteorology and airline route forecasting.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Electrical Engineers

    Savoy Place
    London WC2R 0BL, NY  England  10016-5997
  • Authors:
    • Steinberg, R
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 33-36

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00190182
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: IEE 160 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1979 12:00AM