European Facility For Airborne Research April 6, 2020, 19:03
|Name||MetAir Multi-parameter turbulence Z-probe|
|Manufacturer||ZHAW - Zurich University of Applied Sciences|
|Name||Incident flow vector probe|
|Acronym||Incident flow vector probe|
|Measured parameter||Airspeed; Incidence angle; Turbulence|
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|
|External dimension||diameter 8 cm; length 20 cm or longer (user-specified)|
|Operating mode||In situ|
no heavy rain, aircraft slower than 100 m/s
The unit can be flown absolutely autonomous including power by battery and data logging (because it was developed for medium-sized UAV). However, it can also be integrated in another aircraft system.
no, it's experimental, for use on UMARS and DIMO. However, the design was made to allow certification.
Can replace older "BAT probes", having the advantage that it is smaller, more accurate, and includes high-quality humidity and a low-cost IMU (sufficient for slow UAV; should be backed-up by a larger IMU for aircraft).
on request to firstname.lastname@example.org
|Could also fit on any aircraft having the following characteristics|