Accession Number : ADA329010

Title :   Database of Ground-Based Anemometer Measurements of Wake Vortices at Kennedy Airport.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep 94-Mar 95,

Corporate Author : JOHN A VOLPE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS CENTER CAMBRIDGE MA

Personal Author(s) : Burnham, David ; Abramson, Steve

PDF Url : ADA329010

Report Date : JUL 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : A 7OO foot array of horizontal and vertical single-axis anemometers was installed at New York's Kennedy Airport on 30-foot poles under the approach to Runway 31R. Although the original purpose for the anemometers was to track the lateral position of wake vortices, new processing algorithms were developed that permit assessment of vortex height and circulation. Data from more than 20,000 landings have been recorded and processed. This report documents the current state of algorithm development and provides processed data for other researchers to analyze.

Descriptors :   *DATA BASES, *TURBULENCE, *TRAILING VORTICES, *AIRCRAFT LANDINGS, ALGORITHMS, WAKE.

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE