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Dassault Falcon 20-E5
Among its fleet of highly modified aircraft the twin engine jet Falcon 20 E covers the largest flight envelope and is one of the few aircraft in Europe which is able to reach the stratosphere well above the cruise altitude of most airliners. The Falcon offers unique modifications and features which make it a true multipurpose sensor platform which can be configured to the individual needs of multiple applications.
Performance Falcon 20
The Dassault Falcon 20 is a very reliable and still modern aircraft. Its mechanical and aerodynamical robustness makes it an ideal research aircraft even under extreme situations like thunderstorm research or measurements in the contrail of other aircraft.
The Falcon avionics has been permanently adapted to the increasing requests of scientific experiments as well as flight safety issues. Falcon avionics allow precision navigation and world wide unrestricted operation of this aircraft
The DLR Falcon 20 is a unique research aircraft due to its numerous modifications and sensor equpment. The modifications are continously adapted to the demand of science.
Data Acquisition and Processing
The data acquisition system developed at DLR is optimized to work reliable even under extreme environmental and ‘noisy’ conditions. A universal software RAMSES was developed for prozessing and visualisation of meteorological aircraft data.
As a research aircraft the DLR Falcon is equipped with a set of basic sensors to measure temperature, radiation, humidity, pressure and wind. The large experience on this field and a huge database of special flights and maneuvers guarantee for the high quality of the data.
In co-operation with other DLR institutes several sensor systems are available on request for: Remote Sensing, Cloud Physics and Air Chemistry. Since these sensors are not operated by the flight department their availability has to be negotiated with the responsible institutes
Cabin Layout Falcon
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