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NSF NCAR HIAPER Cloud Radar
STATUS
Under Development
AVAILABILITY
Late 2009, estimated
REQUEST PROCEDURE
NSF Deployment Pool process
Airborne Measurements
CONTACT
Vivek
NCAR EOL
vivek@ucar.edu
SPECIFICATIONS
ManufacturerNCAR/EOL
DimensionsTBD
Weight<400 kg.
Power Source Type120 VAC, 60 Hz 120 VAC, 400 Hz
Inlet Apertures
Heating/Cooling Requirements
Airspeed/Altitude Requirements
Operators RequiredOne initially, automation is the goal
Ground Requirements
Suitable PlatformsG-V, C-130
Data System
Measured ParameterReflectivity, Velocity, Spectrum Width
Measurement Technique
Operational ModeNadir, zenith, and/or horizontal pointing
Time Resolution0.1 second, dwell time
Horizontal Resolution30 m
Other ResolutionRange resolution: 30 m
Precision
Accuracy
Range15 - 25 km
Calibration MethodNoise source, injected signal, transmit sample
LimitationsAttenuation in precipitation
UPDATED ON
3 Sep 2009 13:47