Season’s Greetings 2013

11.12.2013

To all our colleagues, co-workers, customers, and friends a Merry Christmas and
all the best for 2014!

This year our Santa Claus is excited to use the logistical system which was originally developed within the IAGOS project. This process offers solutions for the global delivery of packages to the participants of the program. Clever Santa Claus has adopted the system to send his gifts around the world saving a lot of time by automated and quality assured shipment handling ……

For more information please refer to the IAGOS project page.

Your enviscope team.

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FALCON and HALO measuring campaigns

11.12.2013

Currently two scientific measuring campaigns with the German research aircraft FALCON and HALO are taking place. In the frame of the C`GW-LYCLE experiment FALCON is operating from Kiruna Sweden to study life cycles of gravity waves while HALO observes tropical cloud and precipitation processes within the NARVAL experiment. Aboard both aircraft instruments of the Institutes of Physics of the Atmosphere at Mainz and DLR, Research Centre Jülich, and University Leipzig are installed. The instruments are designed for in-situ measurement of trace gases and aerosol particles as well as for radiation measurements and the deployment of drop sondes.

We are happy that we could contribute, in co-operation with our partner Gomolzig Flugzeug- und Maschinenbau, to both campaigns by the successful adaptation and certification of these instruments to both research platforms. We wish the scientific groups success with their individual experiments.

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Support for ACTOS / Helicopter campaign

15.10.2013

In September 2013 measurements with the helicopter-borne System ACTOS have been performed by the Institute for Tropospheric Research, Leipzig (TROPOS). The helicopter and the equipment were based on the airfield Beilrode near Torgau (Saxony). The ACTOS-measurements of cloud microphysics, turbulence, and aerosol characteristics were part of the German-wide research initiative HD(CP)² which aims on improving our understanding of cloud and precipitation processes and their implication for climate prediction. enviscope provided technical support for this project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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AIRTOSS main campaign successful

10.09.2013

The SMART-AIRTOSS Sensor Shuttle has finished sucessfully the main campaign with the Learjet 35A.

From August 26 several flights have been made near Helgoland and Rügen to measure high cirrus clouds above 30.000 feet. For the final flight to Kewvlavik, Iceland the Learjet was equipped with wingpods to measure a wide band of high cirrus clouds as well as dry air in the stratosphere. For more details about this project see AIRTOSS main campaign 2013.

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CVI and HASI flight test successful

25.08.2013

The flight test program of the two new inlet systems CVI and HASI started in the second week of august. The new concept of shrouded intakes were developed and designed by enviscope. The shroud is necessary for intakes where proper alignment of the airstream towards the probing tip is requested. This is crucial for aerosol probing (HASI) and the Counterflow Virtual Impactor (CVI) principle.

The start of the flight test program was an exciting milestone towards the certification of the intakes together with our partner Gomolzig Flugzeug- und Maschinenbau GmbH. It was the first time that a shrouded intake was flown on HALO with its performance up to high Mach numbers. It was also the first time that an intake was flown on a top-viewport on HALO.

The results of the flight test program were completely satisfying. No vibration and buffeting have been monitored. Both intakes have passed the complete range of velocities and altitudes.

CVI and HASI intakes will be fundamental parts of the upcoming ML-CIRRUS campaign in late January of 2014.

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IAGOS on German Roadmap

07.06.2013

The IAGOS project has become one of the first large science infrastructures evaluated successfully within the pilot phase of the German Roadmap process by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

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AIRTOSS flight test successful

04.06.2013

The new SMART-AIRTOSS Sensor Shuttle has passed sucessfully the flight test program and a test campaign with the Learjet 35A.

A real challenge to fly this new towed measuring system was given by the asymmetric geometry of the Cloud Combination Probe (CCP) installed in the leading bow of the towed shuttle. This made aerodynamic  modifications of the Sensor Shuttle, accompanied by extensive numerical simulations, and a flight test program necessary. The flight testing was very successful, for the very first time a towed atmospheric probe with a payload of more than 60 kg was deployed in altitudes of up to 39.000 feet. For more details about this project see AIRTOSS Campaign 2013.

We explicitly thank “Institut für Strömungslehre und Aerodynamik” at the “Technische Universität Darmstadt”,  our partners GFD and GFM, and the Luftfahrt-Bundesamt (LBA) for their great support of this challenging project, especially because it took place within a tight timeframe.

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LBA issues STC of HAI and DUALER intake for HALO

30.04.2013

The Luftfahrtbundesamt (LBA) has issued the Supplement Type Certificates (STC) for the HAI and DUALER intakes for the use on board of the research aircraft HALO. With this certificate, both major aircraft modifications could be finalized and handed over to the scientific community for future applications.

These two intakes are the first ones that have been released at HALO together with Gomolzig. It proves the successful collaboration between enviscope/Gomolzig, the DLR (flight facility and DO) and the authorities in Germany, LBA. We would like to express our acknowledgements to all involved parties.

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DUALER flight test program successful

08.01.2013

In preparation of the mission "OMO " planned for summer this year, another Intake System has been tested during two test flights on HALO. Both test flights have been accomplished successfully without findings throughout the entire flight envelope.
DUALER is the second intake for HALO under certification of our partner Design Organisation Gomolzig. The intake will enable the probing of highly reactive gases by hosting a chemical reaction chamber close to the intake nozzle inside the intake pylon.

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