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Controlled Towed Vehicle
STATUS
Under Development
AVAILABILITY
Currently undergoing modifications. Available for deployment in 2011.
REQUEST PROCEDURE
rtbluth@cirpas.org
Airborne Platforms
Platform for extended low level measurements, towed by other aircraft. Can operate reliably at 10 meters altitude and up to the altitude of the tow aircraft.
CONTACT
Gregory Kok
Droplet Measurement Technologies
5710 Flatiron Parkway
303-440-5576
glkok@dropletmeasurement.com
www.dropletmeasurement.com
SECONDARY CONTACT
Robert Bluth
CIRPAS
3200 Imjin Rd Marina, Calif 93933
831-384-2776
rtbluth@cirpas.org
www.cirpas.org
SPECIFICATIONS
Aircraft TypeTowed Vehicle
PayloadApprox 30 Kg
RangeDepends on tow aircraft
Ceilingto altitude of tow aircaft
Endurance
Capability
Airspeed Range
Runway Requirements
Max Takeoff Weight
Max Fuel Weight
Flight Crew
Number of Seats
Airworthiness Certificate
Typical UsesLow level turbulence measurements
Data System
Special Field Support NeedsTow aircraft reel operator
Research Power28 VDC @ 15 A
Cabin Environment
Rack Space Available
Available Inlets
Available Apertures
Available Hard Points
External Pods
Standard Instruments3 D winds, radar altitude, fast temperature, fast water vapor, sea surface temperature, forward looking video
Training Requirements
CommunicationsThree wireless channels to tow aircraft
Available Instruments
Other Systems
User Support
REMARKS
The CIRPAS Twin Otter is presently the only aircraft configured for towing.
UPDATED ON
3 Sep 2009 13:47