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New Strategies and Instruments for Enhancement of Aviation Safety

Mahapatra, Pravas R (1989) New Strategies and Instruments for Enhancement of Aviation Safety. In: IEEE National Aerospace and Electronics Conference, 1989. NAECON 1989, 22-26 May, Dayton,OH, Vol.4, 1782-1789.


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Aviation safety against weather hazards is considered. The major effects of atmospheric convection and precipitation on aviation are smmrized. Recent findings on weather effects and their influence on concepts and systems for air safety enhancement are brought out. The role of the mdern high-perfomce radars as primary aviation weather sensors is established. Doppler weather radars are discussed, including original and extended roles of the NEXRAD. Possible performance enhancenaent through multiparameter observation using frequency and/or polarization diversity is discussed. Accuracy and resolution considerations for single radar observations are brought out and possible backup data sources for regions of poor coverage are mentioned. The particular case of small/medium airport coverage is discussed. The role of simpler and less expensive instruments such as profilers is put in perspective.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Publisher: IEEE
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Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering(Formerly Aeronautical Engineering)
Date Deposited: 30 May 2006
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:27
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/7082

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