Accession Number : ADA135318

Title :   Data Acquisition for Evaluation of an Airborne Lightning Detection System.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun-Aug 81,


Personal Author(s) : Walko,L C ; Reazer,M J

PDF Url : ADA135318

Report Date : Sep 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 62

Abstract : A data acquisition system was flown on a WC-130 aircraft to acquire data for evaluation of the Ryan Stormscope for potential use of such a system on USAF aircraft. The data acquisition system consisted of an instrument panel containing the Stormscope display, an aircraft weather radar display, an IRIG-B time display, and video recording system. Data were acquired during the summer of 1981 in the Florida area during a program conducted jointly by the Air Force Wright Aeronautical Laboratories and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration for the airborne characterization of lightning. The IRIG-B time reference permitted correlating of the Stormscope data, airborne and ground weather radar data, and electromagnetic measurement data from the lightning characterization program. Typical data acquired are presented along with corresponding data from electromagnetic sensors. A comparative discussion of the daa from the various systems is presented. The data will undergo further analysis sponsored by the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Lightning, *Direction finding, Flashes, Detectors, Airborne, Display systems, Correlation, Radar reflections, Meteorological radar, Thunderstorms, Tracking, Flight testing, Data acquisition

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE