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Accession Number DE2012-1043293
Title Final Report on HOLODEC 2 Technology Readiness Level.
Publication Date Jun 2012
Media Count 18p
Personal Author J. Lu J. P. Fugal M. Beals N. Black R. A. Shaw S. M. Spuler
Abstract During the period of this project, the Holographic Detector for Clouds 2 (HOLODEC 2) instrument has advanced from a laboratory-proven instrument with some initial field testing to a fully flight-tested instrument capable of providing useful cloud microphysics measurements. This can be summarized as Technology Readiness Level 8: Technology is proven to work - Actual technology completed and qualified through test and demonstration. As part of this project, improvements and upgrades have been made to the optical system, the instrument power control system, the data acquisition computer, the instrument control software, the data reconstruction and analysis software, and some of the basic algorithms for estimating basic microphysical variables like droplet diameter. Near the end of the project, the instrument flew on several research flights as part of the IDEAS 2011 project, and a small sample of data from the project is included as an example. There is one caveat in the technology readiness level stated above: the upgrades to the instrument power system were made after the flight testing, so they are not fully field proven. We anticipate that there will be an opportunity to fly the instrument as part of the IDEAS project in fall 2012.
Keywords Aircraft instruments
Algorithms
Computer programs
Data acquisition
Deployment
Field tests
Flight tests
Holographic Detector for Clouds 2 (HOLODEC 2)
Holography
Optics
Technology assessment


 
Source Agency Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
NTIS Subject Category 81A - Combustion & Ignition
51C - Aircraft
Corporate Author Department of Energy, Germantown, MD. Office of Science, Biological and Environmental Research.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1226
Contract Number N/A

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