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F-18 SRA closeup of nose cap showing Advanced L-Probe Air Data Integration experiment F-18 SRA closeup of nose cap showing Advanced L-Probe Air Data Integration experiment

Photo Number: EC97-43936-4
Photo Date: Jul 1997

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Description: This L-shaped probe mounted on the forward fuselage of a modified F-18 Systems Research Aircraft was the focus of an air data collection experiment flown at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California.

The Advanced L-Probe Air Data Integration (ALADIN) experiment focused on providing pilots with angle-of-attack and angle-of-sideslip information as well as traditional airspeed and altitude data from a single system. For the experiment, the probes--one mounted on either side of the F-18's forward fuselage--were hooked to a series of four transducers, which relayed pressure measurements to an on-board research computer.


NASA Photo by: Tony Landis

Keywords: F-18 SRA; Systems Research Aircraft; Advanced L-probe Air Data Integration experiment; ALADIN; angle-of-attack vanes


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