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Instrument: SAFIRE AVAPS Dropsonde

Name SAFIRE AVAPS Dropsonde
Acronym AVAPS-SAFIRE
Manufacturer Vaisala
Operated by SAFIRE
Operated onboard

Instrument type

Name Dropsonde
Acronym Dropsonde

Principle of operation

Measured parameter Profiles of P, T, dew-point, u and v winds
Operating principle

Profiles of pressure, temperature, relative humidity, wind speed & direction.

Measurement(s) Thermodynamics

Dimension and weight

External dimension
Weight 0.0

Performance

Operating mode In situ
Range

Resolution

Sensitivity

Accuracy

Bandwidth

Modifications

Operational restriction

Operational requirements

Certification approvals

Additional information

Dropsonde launching system for Vaisala AVAPS drospondes.
Drospondes measure PTU + wind. from Flight level (up to 42000 ft) down to the ground.

Access, host and processing

Access

Core instrument. Cannot be removed from the aircraft.

Could also fit on any aircraft having the following characteristics

General description

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