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NSF/NCAR - HIAPER
STATUS
Operational
AVAILABILITY
Scheduled 6-18 months in advance. NSF funded science has first priority. Open to government agencies and university scientists.
REQUEST PROCEDURE
See special NCAR/EOL web site for request forms, schedule deadlines and instructions: http://www.eol.ucar.edu/deployment/request-info/
Airborne Platforms
Gulfstream Model G-V mid-sized business jet aircraft powered by 2 turbofan Rolls Royce engines
CONTACT
Dr Jeffery Stith - Facility Manager
Research Aviation Facility / NCAR
10802 Airport Ct Broomfield, CO 80021
303-497-1030
stith@ucar.edu
www.eol.ucar.edu
SPECIFICATIONS
Aircraft TypeGulfstream G-V
Payload6,000 lbs including crew
Range6,000
Ceiling51,000
Endurance10 hours
CapabilitySome external wing store configurations may limit performance such that stated ceiling cannot be reached.
Airspeed Range240 - 440kts
Runway Requirements6,100 ft @ sea level 9,800 ft @ 6,000 ft MSL
Max Takeoff Weight90,500
Max Fuel Weight41,300
Flight Crew2 pilots
Number of Seats12 max; 4-6 with medium research payload
Airworthiness CertificateTransport Category
Typical UsesResearch
Data SystemIn-house developed NIDAS, Linux based software. Analog acquisition @ 500 Hz; serial and digital recording @ 50 Hz. Time synchronized to GPS. Real time serial data feed for User recording.
Special Field Support NeedsGround support equipment supplied and shipped as needed to research site from home facility. Dedicated hangar for prolonged deployments.
Research Power21 kVA 115 volts @ 60 Hz 20 kVA 115 volts @ 400 Hz Local generation of 28 DC required in cabin from base power.
Cabin Environmentpressurized
Rack Space Available11 total science stations to be filled by some combination of single bay racks and operator/observer seats.
Available InletsHIMIL heated & unheated inlets for use in measuring non-reactive gases and small aerosols.
Available AperturesThree large fuselage aperture ports for optical systems or complex equipment. 6 pads on upper fuselage 2 pads on lower fuselage.
Available Hard Points4 Upper fuselage 4 Lower fuselage
External PodsUp to 6 wing pylons Up to 12 locations for PMS style cannisters.
Standard InstrumentsSee link to G-V Investigators Handbook found at: www.eol.ucar.edu/raf/
Training Requirementsgeneral good health; OPS safety briefing
CommunicationsIrridium & INMARSAT satellite links HF radios
Available InstrumentsSee link to G-V Investigators Handbook found at: www.eol.ucar.edu/raf/
Other SystemsCounterflow Virtual Impactor (CVI); GPS Dropsondes; HAIS instrumentation suite
User SupportEquipment integration and payload certification assistance. In-house sheet metal shop with design & fabrication services.
UPDATED ON
24 Mar 2011 17:27