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Cessna 402B

University Technical Services, Inc. operates a twin-engine Cessna 402B aircraft for low altitude sensor platforms and scientific equipment. One area involves enhanced flight vision system (EFVS) sensor and synthetic vision system (SVS) evaluation. The aircraft has mulitiple nose coses for housing various windows for IR, millimeter wave, and UV forward-looking sensors, whose images are displayed on a head-up display (HUD) or head-down display, with simultaneous recording of three inputs (sensor/SVS, HUD, CCD normal vision camera). Data recording of aircraft attitude and position information is provided by the mission computer. The Cessna 402B also supports evaluation of other scientific equipment platforms such as advanced inertial management units (IMU). Air-ground video and data link communication capabilities are also supported on this aircraft.

Owner/Operator: 
University Technical Services, Inc.
Type: 
Conventional Aircraft
Duration: 
6 hours (payload and weather dependent)
Useful Payload: 
900 lbs
Gross Take-off Weight: 
6,300 lbs
Onboard Operators: 
Single Pilot
Max Altitude: 
27,000 MSL
Air Speed: 
210 knots
Range: 
1,200 Nmi
Power: 
Dual 110VAC Inverters, 30 amps each