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AirSWOT Instrument

2021 Delta-X campaign.  AirSWOT flights were based out of New Orleans and they successfully executed 10 flights between 26 March and 18 April, totaling 56 hours.  Except for the first training flight, AirSWOT and UAVSAR imaged the delta region at the same time.  AirSWOT instrument will provide water-surface slope in the delta channels to the Delta-X Science Team.

AirSWOT (Airborne Surface Water and Ocean Topography)

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.

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