Manual for ZS-JRA: a guide to the operation of instruments aboard the SAWS/WITS Aerocommander 690A

Craig, Ian P. (2008) Manual for ZS-JRA: a guide to the operation of instruments aboard the SAWS/WITS Aerocommander 690A. Manual/Instructions. University of Southern Queensland , Toowoomba, Australia. [Report]

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The aircraft is an Aerocommander 690A twin fitted with TPE331 Garrett 700 horse power turbine engines. It is owned by the South African Weather Service (SAWS) and operated by Orsmond Aviation Ltd South Africa. The cruise speed of the aircraft is approximately 150 knots and the aircraft is well suited to weather research applications. The aircraft was built in the mid 1970s and has been operated for meteorological research purposes by staff the South African Weather Service (SAWS) and the University of Witswatersrand for approximately twenty years. Scientific instrumentation described in this manual are the instruments which have been mounted aboard the SAWS Aerocommander 690A. The aircraft has a registration ZS-JRA and whilst in operation during the Queensland Government Cloud Seeding Research Project (QCSRP) has a designated call sign “SEEDA1”.

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Additional Information: This manual covers the basics of all instruments aboard the SAWS/WITS Aerocommander research aircraft, procedures involved in maintenance and calibration, data post-processing and calculation prodedures. The manual forms a first draft only, which with time will continue to be updated and improved, and will form a useful reference for scientists.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - USQ Other
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2014 22:54
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2014 22:54
Uncontrolled Keywords: research aircraft; cloud microphysics; cloud seeding; water supply
Fields of Research : 04 Earth Sciences > 0401 Atmospheric Sciences > 040107 Meteorology
09 Engineering > 0901 Aerospace Engineering > 090104 Aircraft Performance and Flight Control Systems
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090509 Water Resources Engineering
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 88 Transport > 8803 Aerospace Transport > 880303 Air Safety

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