Clear Air Turbulence Radiometric Detection Program.
Final rept. 1 Jul 71-30 Jun 72,
TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS CENTER CAMBRIDGE MASS
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The report presents the accomplishments of the Clear Air Turbulence Detection Program for the Period Jul 1, 1971 to June 30, 1972. The experimental effort during this time period was devoted mainly to the flight test program, acquisition of flight data and evaluation of flight data obtained. The program established the ability of the DOTFAA detection system to sense turbulence and verify the encounter by means of other on-board atmospheric sensors. Instrumentation, supporting hardware and interfaces are briefly reviewed. Improvements to the measurement technique are also presented. Included are curves, tables and comments which support the events during particular flights where the data indicates changes in atmospheric conditions were sensed before and during turbulence encounters. Author Modified Abstract