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Researchers test new approach for detecting aviation hazards

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While radar and other existing systems typically warn aircraft pilots of potential weather hazards during flight, they do not detect all possible atmospheric dangers. Researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute are testing a new approach that could provide a better warning.

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While radar and other existing systems typically warn aircraft pilots of potential weather hazards during flight, they do not detect all possible atmospheric dangers.

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aviation, hazard, interferometer, turbulence
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  • Created By: John Toon
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Mar 1, 2009 - 8:00pm
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 11:03pm