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High Altitude Imaging Wind and Rain Airborne Profiler

Matt McLinden and Vijay Venkatesh work on HIWRAP (7.18.14)

HIWRAP SIL Bench Testing (7.15.14)

HIWRAP on AV-1 #2 (2012)

AV-1 instrument testing in PMOF - HIWRAP, HAMSR (10.2.12)

AV-1 instrument testing in PMOF - HIWRAP, HAMSR (10.2.12)

AV-1 instrument testing in PMOF - HIWRAP, HAMSR (10.2.12)

AV-1 instrument testing in PMOF - HIWRAP, HAMSR (10.2.12)

HIWRAP fairing final fit work (2012)

HIWRAP fairing final fit work (2012)

High Altitude Imaging Wind and Rain Airborne Profiler

HIWRAP (High-Altitude Imaging Wind and Rain Airborne Profiler) is a dual-frequency radar (Ka- and Ku-band), dual-beam (300 and 400 incidence angle), conical scan, solid-state transmitter-based system, designed for operation on the high-altitude (20 km) Global Hawk UAV. HIWRAP characteristics: Conically scanning; Simultaneous Ku/Ka-band & two beams @30 and 40 deg; Winds using precipitation & clouds as tracers; Ocean vector wind scatterometry; Map the 3-dimensional winds and precipitation within hurricanes and other severe weather events; Map ocean surface winds in clear to light rain regions using scatterometry.

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