Full Name: 
All Weather Wind Gust Pod
Short Name: 
TASX
HAIS Instrument: 
No

Manufacturer or Builder:

Deployments: 
SOCRATES
ORCAS
PREDICT
DEEPWAVE
Date Acquired: 
May, 2009
Property Tag and/or Serial Number: 
Not Available
Current Location: 
Calibration Lab
Operational Status: 
requestable, ready for deployment
Problems - Documentation: 

Documentation is needed for this recently developed capability. It should describe advantages and disadvantages vs the radome system.

Model: 
N/A
Lead Contact: 
Lou Lussier
Measurements Provided: 
Position, Aircraft Attitude, Ground Speed, AKRD, SSRD, TASX
General Description: 

  • Stand alone pod system anti-iced to be able to measure 3-D wind in all conditions. The instrument, which mounts in a PMS-style canister, combines an 858 gust pod tip (used to provide sources for differential and static pressure measurements) with a CMIGITS inertial reference unit. The instrument can be installed on either the GV or C-130.
  • The following photographs show two views of the instrument: