Vortex Sensing Tests at Logan and Kennedy Airports.
TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS CENTER CAMBRIDGE MASS
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The report describes a series of tests of wake vortex sensing systems at Logan and Kennedy Airports. Two systems, a pulsed acoustic radar acdar and an array of ground level pressure sensors, were tested. Site restrictions limited the Logan work to preliminary evaluation. The tests at Kennedy Airport established the general operating characteristics of both tracking systems. It was found that the acoustic sensor can detect and track the vortices of all commonly used commercial aircraft with varying degrees of sensitivity. Pressure sensors generally behaved best during conditions of low to moderate winds when the vortices could often be tracked laterally up to several hundred feet from the aircraft path. Author
- Acoustic Detection and Detectors