Molecular optical air data system (MOADS) flight experiment

  title={Molecular optical air data system (MOADS) flight experiment},
  author={Christopher B. Watkins and Charles J. Richey and Peter Tchoryk and Greg A. Ritter and Paul B. Hays and Carl Anthony Nardell and Theodore C. Willis and Russell Urzi},
  booktitle={SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing},
The Molecular Optical Air Data System (MOADS) is a compact optical instrument that can directly measure aircraft velocity, as well as the density of the air surrounding the aircraft. From these measurements, many air data products can be determined. Successful MOADS operation has been demonstrated in the laboratory using a wind tunnel. Recently, a MOADS prototype was designed and built in order to complete an upcoming flight experiment aboard a Beechcraft King Air 300. This flight program will… CONTINUE READING


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