European Facility For Airborne Research Aug. 20, 2018, 05:47
|Name||FAAM Red Dome Eppley BBR|
|Name||Broad Band Radiometer|
|Measured parameter||Hemispheric broadband radiance|
Measures up-welling and/or down-welling incident radiation in visible/near infra-red
|External dimension||160 mm long 140 mm diameter 135x140x230 mm logging unit|
|Operating mode||Remote sensing|
0.7-3um Red Dome Pyranometer. Identical instruments fitted on top and below the aircraft to provide hemispheric up and down welling solar radiation.
The requirement is for a location with a minimum of obstruction to the hemispheric field of view of the radiometers, preferably away from radio transmitter antennas - the pyranometers (measuring solar radiation) are fitted with obscurers (to mask radiation from large obstructions) and the size of these can be minimized with careful choice of location.
The instruments should be horizontal to within 3degrees when the aircraft is flying at the mean angle of attack. Airflow past the radiometer bodies is required to reduce thermal stabilization times.
Approved by CAA for use on BAe 146-301.
Available from FAAM
Standard equipment on FAAM BAe146
|Could also fit on any aircraft having the following characteristics|
This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no. 312609