Radar and Measurement Technology

Helicopter-based Measurement

HelocopterSPC has integrated its radar systems into helicopters for a variety of measurement applications. For NASA and the Department of Transportation, an SPC MkVe was used in a Bell UH-1 Huey for ground penetration experiments. In other projects, a larger Sikorsky S-61 has been used to demonstrate a variety of airborne measurement capabilities. Experience gained in flight operations with two radar operators was valuable for defining operational enhancements for the radar control computer user interface to permit radar flight operations by a single operator. Considerable cost savings in manpower and aircraft operations were realized as the airborne radar operations evolved to current operations in the UH-1 Huey.