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A Remote Acoustic Wind Sensor for Airport Approaches

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  • 1 Xonics, Inc., Van Nuys, Calif. 91406
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Abstract

A Doppler acoustic system was installed on the approach to the Los Angeles International Airport in a demonstration of its capability of remotely measuring wind and wind shear in a real airport environment. The instrument continued to read valid 1 min averages of wind even when aircraft passed overhead directly through the receiver beams. An example is shown in which the observed wind was highly variable in altitude and time, and would at times have constituted a dangerous wind shear.

Abstract

A Doppler acoustic system was installed on the approach to the Los Angeles International Airport in a demonstration of its capability of remotely measuring wind and wind shear in a real airport environment. The instrument continued to read valid 1 min averages of wind even when aircraft passed overhead directly through the receiver beams. An example is shown in which the observed wind was highly variable in altitude and time, and would at times have constituted a dangerous wind shear.

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