Accession Number:

AD0749908

Title:

Vortex Sensing Tests at NAFEC.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. 15 Jun-15 Jul 71,

Corporate Author:

TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS CENTER CAMBRIDGE MASS

Report Date:

1972-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

70.0

Abstract:

The report describes the results of a series of tests to determine and evaluate three experimental techniques for remote sensing of the wing-tip vortices generated by heavy commercial and military aircraft. These techniques involved a pulsed, bistatic acoustic detection and ranging system referred to as an acoustic radar a ground level pressure sensor, and a ground level hot-wire anemometer. Results in the form of altitudes and times of tower hits and vortex tracks are presented and compared to the tower data wherever possible.

Subject Categories:

  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE