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64th Interdepartmental Hurricane Conference. March 1. 2010. Jim McFadden, Nancy Ash, Jack Parrish and Paul Flaherty NOAA Aircraft Operations Center. 1. WHAT CAN WE SAY ABOUT THE 2010 SEASON?. STARTED LATE!!. ENDED EARLY!!. 2. 2009 Hurricane Summary. Tropical Systems Flown.

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64th interdepartmental hurricane conference
64th Interdepartmental Hurricane Conference

March 1. 2010

Jim McFadden, Nancy Ash, Jack Parrish

and Paul Flaherty

NOAA Aircraft Operations Center

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WHAT CAN WE SAY ABOUT THE 2010 SEASON?

STARTED LATE!!

ENDED EARLY!!

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2009 Hurricane Summary

Tropical Systems Flown

Hurricane Felicia (EP)

TS Ana

Hurricane Bill

TS Danny

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2009 Hurricane Summary

  • P-3 171.2 hours 36 flights*
  • G-IV 154.7 hours 26 flights

Total 325.9 hrs. 62 flights

* Single P-3 for 2009 hurricane season

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2008 Hurricane Summary

  • P-3 422.1 hours 64 flights
  • G-IV 192.1 hours 26 flights
  • D.A. 75.2 hours 25 flights

Total 689.4 hrs. 115 flights

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2007 Hurricane Summary

  • P-3 207.9 hours 37 flights
  • G-IV 64.8 hours 9 flights

Total 272.7 hrs. 45 flights

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2009 Hurricane Summary

What did we do in 2009?

  • East Coast Hurricane Awareness Tour
  • NOAA Hurricane Roll Out in D.C.
  • SFMR Test and Calibration Flights
  • FAA Certification of the G-IV TDR installation
  • Surveillance missions on Felicia (EP) and Bill
  • IFEX/HFIP Rsch missions on Ana, Bill and Danny
  • Gulf AXBT Survey Mission
  • Coyote Demonstration Mission

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coyote uas
Coyote UAS

Partnership with NAVAIR and BAE Systems

Packaged in sonobuoy tube

Deployed from P-3 free-fall chute

Demonstration flight 20 Sept 2009

Telemetry data streamed to GCS on P-3

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technical requirements
Technical Requirements

P-3

Store and deploy from within an “A” size sonobuoy tube (4.875” D x 36” L)

Deployed at 150-250 kts, 5-20K ft

UAV

Flight Airspeed: 50-75 kts

Flight Duration: 1.5 hrs

Range: 20 nm (threshold), 50 nm (objective)

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coyote mission sequence
Coyote – Mission Sequence

Flying to Target (<20 sec)

Release & Climb-out

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purpose
Purpose

To evaluate the utilization of the Coyote for hurricane research, as well as other scientific applications

To evaluate the ability of the Coyote to fill data gaps in low altitude regions (near-surface TC environment) and provide continuous data to supplement existing instrumentation

fy10 piroities and issues
FY10 PIROITIES AND ISSUES

1. G-IV Tail Doppler Radar

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G-IV OSAT Flight Profiles

Convection Intercomp.

WSR-88D Intercomparison

Convection Intercomp.

fy10 piroities and issues1
FY10 PIROITIES AND ISSUES

1. G-IV Tail Doppler Radar

2. P-3 Radar Upgrade

3. Hi-speed SATCOM upgrade

4. Data System Upgrade (AAMPS)

fy10 priorities and issues
FY10 PRIORITIES AND ISSUES

5. NOAA/USAF SFMR Compatibility

6. New AXBT Receivers

7. 3rd P-3 System Integration

  • Sufficient Personnel for above
avionics instrumentation schedule
Avionics/ Instrumentation Schedule
  • Avionics: January - June 2010

New cockpit displays, inertial navs, radios, HF antenna, collision avoidance system, radar altimeters, intercom system, C-band nose radar

2. Scientific Power Integration: January- June 2010

Run scientific power to distribution points throughout aircraft

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avionics instrumentation schedule1
Avionics/ Instrumentation Schedule
  • Scientific Instrumentation: February - October 2010

Data system, AXBT, and standard meteorological measurements

  • Air Chemistry modifications: May - October 2010

Multiple wing pods, cloud physics, multiple radiometers

5. Aircraft infrastructure: March - April 2011

Interior completion, required safety gear

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avionics instrumentation schedule2
Avionics/ Instrumentation Schedule

6. Scientific Instrumentation: June 2012

AVAPS, SFMR, and High speed Satcom

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aircraft features june 2011
Aircraft Features - June, 2011
  • Large floor space for user equipment
  • User payload > 8000 lbs
  • Power available >30KVA
  • Window/ instrumentation ports
  • Re-enforced floor to handle large/ heavy racks
  • Wing hard points
  • Standard meteorological and navigation parameters

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Doppler Wind

LIDAR

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possible mission support and integration requirements
Possible Mission Support and Integration Requirements

Ocean Winds: install C and Ku band scatterometers (IWRAP)

Ocean Heat Content/Ocean Dynamics: install receivers for AXBTs, CP and CTD probes.

Remote Sensing: install large down looking window for LIDAR and digital camera instrumentation

Sonobuoy launched UAS devices

Bomb bay pallet: applicable to multiple users, roll-on roll-off instrumentation packages. Two 1000# rated pallets.

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other program support
Other Program Support
  • Ecosystems
  • Climate
  • Arctic
  • Weather & Water
  • Sanctuaries
  • Law Enforcement
  • Other Joint/Shared Projects

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