Accession Number : AD0403013

Title :   HIGH-ALTITUDE ATMOSPHERIC SOUNDING WITH THE IL 28 AIRCRAFT.

Corporate Author : LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY DIV

Report Date : 31 MAR 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : This article describes a new type of aircraft sounding of the atmosphere, including the equip ment for a high-level sounding aircraft, the Il-28, its flight regime, observations in flight, and the peculiarities of processing the tape record of the K4-51 optical automatic recorder. A program of vertical and horizontal sounding of the atmosphere using specially equipped Il-28 aircraft was organized in 1960 at 11 major air ports in the USSR for the operational servicing of scheduled high-speed aircraft, as well as for scientific research work. This high-level sounding determines various characteristics of the state of the atmosphere both vertically (up to altitudes of 12 km) and horizontally, with flights of up to 400 to 500 km from the air port. The aircraft crew consists of three mem bers: pilot, navigator, and aerologist, the latter in the tail cabin. The results of the observations made during the flight are trans mitted by radio from the aircraft by the aero logist. These radiograms are used in operations by the weatherman on duty and by the traffic con trol specialist. (Author)

Descriptors :   *JET BOMBERS, HIGH ALTITUDE, METEOROLOGICAL INSTRUMENTS, METEOROLOGY, DATA STORAGE SYSTEMS, ATMOSPHERIC SOUNDING.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE