Data Acquisition for Evaluation of an Airborne Lightning Detection System.
Final rept. Jun-Aug 81,
AIR FORCE WRIGHT AERONAUTICAL LABS WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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A data acquisition system was flown on a WC-130 aircraft to acquire data for evaluation of the Ryan Stormscope for potential use of such a system on USAF aircraft. The data acquisition system consisted of an instrument panel containing the Stormscope display, an aircraft weather radar display, an IRIG-B time display, and video recording system. Data were acquired during the summer of 1981 in the Florida area during a program conducted jointly by the Air Force Wright Aeronautical Laboratories and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration for the airborne characterization of lightning. The IRIG-B time reference permitted correlating of the Stormscope data, airborne and ground weather radar data, and electromagnetic measurement data from the lightning characterization program. Typical data acquired are presented along with corresponding data from electromagnetic sensors. A comparative discussion of the daa from the various systems is presented. The data will undergo further analysis sponsored by the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center. Author
- Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment
- Radiofrequency Wave Propagation