Accession Number : ADP005758

Title :   The NAE (National Aeronautical Establishment) Atmospheric Research Aircraft,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AERONAUTICAL ESTABLISHMENT OTTAWA (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s) : MacPherson, J. I. ; Baillie, S. W.

Report Date : DEC 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : The Flight Research Laboratory of the National Aeronautical Establishment of Canada operates a T-33 and a Twin Otter aircraft instrumented for atmospheric research studies. This paper describes the instrumentation in the aircraft with emphasis on the strapped-down inertial/Doppler system used to derived the mean and turbulent components of the atmospheric motion. Example data from several research projects are presented to demonstrate the measurement and analysis capabilities of the aircraft and their data playback facilities.

Descriptors :   *ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, *TURBULENCE, GUSTS, RESEARCH AIRCRAFT, FLIGHT INSTRUMENTS, FLIGHT RECORDERS, FIXED WING AIRCRAFT, HELICOPTERS.

Subject Categories : Fluid Mechanics
      Meteorology
      Research and Experimental Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE