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European Facility For Airborne Research Aug. 17, 2018, 08:08

Instrument: METOFFICE AIMMS-20

Name METOFFICE AIMMS-20
Acronym AIMMS-20-METOFFICE
Manufacturer Aventech Research Inc.
Manufacturer website http://www.aventech.com/products/aimms20.php
Operated by METOFFICE
Operated onboard

Instrument type

Name Incident flow vector probe
Acronym Incident flow vector probe

Principle of operation

Measured parameter Airspeed; Incidence angle; Turbulence
Operating principle

5/9-hole probe or radome used to define aircraft-relative wind at high frequency. Pressure Measurement and pressure gauges are described above in "pressure" measurement type

Measurement(s) Wind & Fluxes

Dimension and weight

External dimension PMS/DMT canister mounting instrument
Weight 15.0

Performance

Operating mode In situ
Range

Resolution

Sensitivity

Accuracy

Bandwidth

Modifications

115Vac used to provide de-icing

Operational restriction

Operational requirements

De-iced version with heated tip and pressure blow-out of any water ingress.

Certification approvals

Certified on FAAM BAe146 aircraft

Additional information

Access, host and processing

Access

Available from Met Office

Could also fit on any aircraft having the following characteristics

General description

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