European Facility For Airborne Research

European Facility For Airborne Research Jan. 21, 2018, 05:30

Aircraft: C 208 - Enviscope

C 208 - Enviscope
Aircraft acronym C 208 - Enviscope Registration number D-FOTO
Operator Enviscope GmbH Transnational Access status Closed to TA
Manufacturer Cessna Aircraft Company, C-208 B Grand Caravan Engine category Turbo propeller
Aircraft type Research Categories Troposphere

Dimensions

  • Length: 11.5 m
  • Height: 4.5 m
  • Wingspan: 15.9 m
Airplane dimensions 11.5 m 4.5 m 15.9 m

Flying performances

Speed
Min speed 31 m/s
Max speed 94 m/s
Usual speed during measurements 0 m/s
Usual speed during transit flights 94 m/s
Ascent rate 0 m/s
Altitude
Min altitude
  • Above sea: 1 640 ft
  • Above ground: 1 640 ft
Max ceiling 30 000 ft
Usual ceiling during measurements 25 000 ft
Ceiling limitations

n/c

Payload
Empty weight 1 820 kg
Max take-off weight 3 629 kg
Max payload 1 800 kg
Max scientific payload n/c
Usual scientific payload during measurements 1 800 kg
Scientific payload for max endurance n/c

Endurance
Max endurance at min scientific payload and max fuel 8 h (Y-coordinate of 1st point)
Endurance at max scientific payload n/c

Range
Max range 2 400 km (at min scientific payload and max fuel)
Conditions for max range

at FL200, fuel: 45 mn reserve

Range at max scientific payload None km
Usual range during measurement flight 0 km

Other
Weather conditions limitations

IFR, VFR, approved for flight into known light icing conditions

Take-off runway length 674 m
Engines

1 x Pratt&Whitney PT6A 114

Avionics

VFR, IFR equipped

Crew and scientists on board

Crew (pilots + operators)

1

Seats available for scientists

10

Cabin

Length 3.70 m
Width 1.60 m
Height 1.20 m
Apertures

cargo door: W1.61 m x H1.64 m
main door: W1.17 m x H1.37 m

Cabin pressurized

no

More information

no

Aircraft modifications

Nose boom

n/c

Windows

n/c

Openings

2 Photohatch: D0.370 m and D0.490 m

Hard points

n/c

Inlets

n/c

Additionnal systems

Additional systems :
Digital camera systems
Vacuum system for scientific equipment
Photogrammetric equipment (cameras, navigation systems, ground infrastructure)

Acquisition systems

Data aquisition for internal and user data, several serial ports, provisions for time synchronisation, software with on-line grafic, quick look processing, online processing of physical data, data storage systems

Electrical power

Aircraft total electrical power (kW)

1,7 kW at 28 VDC, 115VAC, 220 VAC

Electrical power (kW) and voltages (V) available for scientists

n/c

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This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no. 312609

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