Close

Search

Search Menu
Photonics Media Photonics Buyers' Guide Photonics Spectra BioPhotonics EuroPhotonics Vision Spectra Photonics Showcase Photonics ProdSpec Photonics Handbook

Lidar could help pilots avoid turbulence

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Comments
Caren B. Les, [email protected]

You’re cruising calmly in an airplane – admiring the view, relaxing with a book or catching up on sleep – when wham! The plane hits turbulence, and your relaxing ride is ruined. Clear-air turbulence, or CAT, is practically unpredictable, unlike other kinds of turbulence, which can be caused by mountain ranges or brewing storms – things pilots can avoid. Invisible air pockets, however, cannot be so easily evaded, since even conventional radar won’t pick them up. And it’s likely to get worse: Fliers will likely encounter more and more turbulence as a...Read full article

Related content from Photonics Media



    ARTICLES


    PRODUCTS


    PHOTONICS HANDBOOK ARTICLES


    WHITEPAPERS


    WEBINARS


    PHOTONICS DICTIONARY TERMS


    MEDIA


    PHOTONICS BUYERS' GUIDE CATEGORIES


    COMPANIES

    back to top
    Facebook Twitter Instagram LinkedIn YouTube RSS
    ©2020 Photonics Media, 100 West St., Pittsfield, MA, 01201 USA, [email protected]

    Photonics Media, Laurin Publishing
    x Subscribe to Photonics Spectra magazine - FREE!
    We use cookies to improve user experience and analyze our website traffic as stated in our Privacy Policy. By using this website, you agree to the use of cookies unless you have disabled them.