Aviation Weather Surveillance Systems: Advanced Radar and Surface Sensors for Flight Safety and Air Traffic Management

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Overview

This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the science, sensors, and systems that form modern aviation weather surveillance systems. Focusing on radar-based surveillance, it presents logical, incremental detail on the fundamentals of the various disciplines involved and their complex interplay. This includes giving a background to aviation systems and control, atmospheric and meteorological aspects, weather issues in relation to aviation, and broad coverage of modern aviation weather surveillance and information systems, including detailed material on Doppler weather radar, plus new generation atmospheric sensors. Aviation Weather Surveillance Systems is an excellent resource for civil and military aviation professionals; electronic engineers, especially those working in radar; meteorologists; pilots; and flight crews.

Copublished with the Institute of Electrical Engineers, United Kingdom.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563473401
  • Publisher: American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics
  • Publication date: 1/1/1999
  • Series: Progress in Astronautics and Aeronautics
  • Pages: 453
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
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1 Introduction 1
2 Basic background of aviation 11
3 Atmospheric effects on aviation 37
4 Origins of harmful atmospheric effects on aircraft 79
5 Requirements of systems for aviation weather surveillance 121
6 Doppler weather radar as a primary aviation weather sensor 143
7 Modern Doppler weather radars for aviation 245
8 Other sensors and systems for aviation weather 289
9 Integrated system approaches 337
10 Automatic detection and tracking of hazardous weather features 351
11 Atmospheric turbulence and its detection by radar 375
12 Lightning and aviation 407
13 Polarisation diversity radars 429
Index 445
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