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Automated meteorological data from commercial aircraft via satellite - Present experience and future implicationsThe National Aeronautics and Space Administration has developed a low-cost communications system to provide meteorological data from commercial aircraft, in near real-time, on a fully automated basis. The complete system including the low profile antenna and all installation hardware weighs 34 kg. The prototype system has been installed on a Pan American B-747 aircraft and has been providing meteorological data (wind angle and velocity, temperature, altitude and position as a function of time) on a fully automated basis for the past several months. The results have been exceptional. This concept is expected to have important implications for operational meteorology and airline route forecasting.
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Steinberg, R.
(NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, Ohio, United States)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1978
Subject Category
Aircraft Communications And Navigation
Meeting Information
International Conference on Maritime and Aeronautical Satellite Communication and Navigation(London)
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