Radar Altimeter


The radio altimeter is part of the aircraft fit. Access to the signal from the aircraft (Thales AHV16) radio altimeter is available to the scientific community.

Range 0 to 5000 feet. Accuracy ±2% (-20 to 2500 feet), ±3% (2500 -5000 feet).


The data is included in the ARINC429 data stream with the label 164 format with a typical update rate of 40ms and a resolution of 0.125ft. In the FAAM core netCDF the corresponding variable is called "HGT_RADR" and its time resolution is 2Hz.

Further Details

Contact Alan Woolley at FAAM.