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AirSWOT (Airborne Surface Water and Ocean Topography)

Thursday, March 6, 2014

AirSWOT has been reintegrated on the DFRC B200 and has completed two engineering flights.  The first engineering flight (February 20) consisted of four racetrack pattern over Rosamond radar corner reflectors followed by a cabin pressure check climb to Flight Level (FL) 350.  We discovered an issue with the configuration of the GPS/IMU that was not seen in ground testing.

The second engineering flight (March 3) completed the same four racetrack patterns over Rosamond dry lakebed corner reflectors.  This time the GPS/IMU configuration was corrected.