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European Storm Surge Measured By CryoSat
2013-12-09 12:58:42

ESA’s CryoSat satellite measured the storm surge from the recent North Sea storms, as high waters passed through the Kattegat sea between Denmark and Sweden.

Europe's CryoSat Mission Gives Scientists Better Look At Earth's Ice
2012-12-21 14:14:19

The European Space Agency's (ESA) ice mission is giving scientists a better look at oceans, coastal areas, inland water bodies and land.

2009-06-22 06:32:00

WACO, Texas, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- FreeFlight Systems, a global supplier of high-criticality avionics systems, announces the certification of their newest radar altimeter display, the RAD-40. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090312/DA82926) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081001/LAW027LOGO) The RAD-40 is an easy-to-read, 1/2 3 ATI, panel-mounted digital display which provides the pilot with an accurate readout of aircraft height above ground level.

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2009-04-15 15:18:17

A rain of navigation signals falls constantly upon the Earth from GPS and the initial satellites in Europe's Galileo system, enabling an ever-increasing number of positioning and guidance services.

2009-03-12 11:49:00

A Critical Instrument for Pilots Flying in Task-Saturated Situations WACO, Texas, March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- FreeFlight Systems, a global supplier of high criticality avionics systems, announces the introduction of a new radar altimeter display, the RAD-40.

2009-02-25 07:00:00

Pilot Safety and Operational Success are at the Forefront of the Design WACO, Texas and VISTA, Calif., Feb.

2008-12-01 11:44:00

ARINC 429 Extends Compatibility with Leading Electronic Flight Instrument Systems (EFIS) WACO, Texas, Dec.


Latest Radar altimeter Reference Libraries

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2010-11-15 18:22:54

A radar altimeter measures altitude above the terrain beneath an aircraft as opposed to a barometric altimeter which provides the distance above a pre-determined datum, usually sea level. Radar is the underpinning principle of the system. Radio waves that are reflected back from the ground are timed in order to calculate speed, distance, and time which are related to the each other and can be used to calculate the distance from one point to another. Lloyd Espenschied invented the radar...

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