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28th Jul 2019, 03:03
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Posted By auv-ee

Thanks for the correction. Of course not stall in...

Thanks for the correction. Of course not stall in Normal Law, just low speed, high sink, I suppose. FlightDetent used more accurate wording.



I am somewhat self-aware, thus remaining a...
26th Jul 2019, 21:24
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Views: 72,858
Posted By auv-ee

Holding the stick back

[Disclaimer: PP SEL, 200 hr, none in the past 35 years, but intensely followed the original AF447 threads due to interest in the search, and read much of the BEA report when it came out.]

Re: Why...
11th Mar 2016, 04:53
Replies: 24
Views: 8,249
Posted By auv-ee

Vinnie Boombatz: This topic has been covered...

Vinnie Boombatz:

This topic has been covered before in the AF447 threads and, if I recall, in the MH370 threads:

http://www.pprune.org/tech-log/395105-af-447-search-resume-48.html#post5683946
...
18th Apr 2014, 02:01
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Posted By auv-ee

underfire: Is that a typo? I've not seen...

underfire:

Is that a typo? I've not seen that information anywhere. Do you have a source?

It seems that if they had a REMUS-6000, they would be using it, given what they now know about the...
14th Mar 2014, 03:46
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Posted By auv-ee

grumpyoldgeek...

grumpyoldgeek (http://www.pprune.org/members/126369-grumpyoldgeek)
Unlikely. The ocean is very large, and submarines are very few. If the plane is in the Indian ocean, the pingers are likely too...
13th Mar 2014, 20:00
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Posted By auv-ee

Iridium localization

OleOle,
I have no idea what satellite assets are used for the aircraft maintenance comms: Iridium, Inmarsat or something else. However, if Iridium is involved, then the satellites locate the...
Forum: Tech Log
20th May 2011, 00:45
Replies: 2,546
Views: 721,148
Posted By auv-ee

Laser gyros and survival of a CSMU

Sorry to reply late to a couple of topics, but I've been either off the net or very busy the past few days.

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Ring laser gyros measure changes in angular orientation, and, as previously...
Forum: Tech Log
16th May 2011, 20:32
Replies: 2,546
Views: 721,148
Posted By auv-ee

More Engine views

TurbineD, lomapaseo, Bear and others interested in the engines:

There are a lot more views of the engines now available in the latest video posted by BEA:
...
Forum: Tech Log
16th May 2011, 03:14
Replies: 2,546
Views: 721,148
Posted By auv-ee

ILE DE SEIN is about 700-800km from Dakar,...

ILE DE SEIN is about 700-800km from Dakar, heading toward it. I recall BEA said they would go in for some crew changes. 10.55206˚ / -22.03128˚...
Forum: Tech Log
13th May 2011, 14:28
Replies: 2,546
Views: 721,148
Posted By auv-ee

Pinger detection range

JD-EE:

I don't see where you accounted for either the spreading loss of the signal or the noise summed over the whole detection filter band (at least 100Hz). Remember that the noise figures I...
Forum: Tech Log
12th May 2011, 14:34
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Posted By auv-ee

I think I saw that figure in the Metron report. ...

I think I saw that figure in the Metron report. My estimate was 2-3km. I expect that Metron was intentionally conservative.

To answer your earlier question...

According to Urick, deep sea...
Forum: Tech Log
12th May 2011, 04:57
Replies: 2,546
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Posted By auv-ee

I assume you are asking about the ambient noise...

I assume you are asking about the ambient noise of the ocean in the 100Hz-100kHz range. I don't have a copy handy of "Principles of Underwater Sound", Robert J. Urick. Over that wide a range the...
Forum: Tech Log
11th May 2011, 02:15
Replies: 2,546
Views: 721,148
Posted By auv-ee

Bloomberg: Recorder analysis

Air France Crash Analysis Reaches Lab as Black Boxes Return Home - Bloomberg (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-05-10/air-france-crash-analysis-reaches-lab-as-black-boxes-return-home.html)

There...
Forum: Tech Log
10th May 2011, 20:28
Replies: 2,546
Views: 721,148
Posted By auv-ee

The figures for detection have been discussed...

The figures for detection have been discussed before, recently and a year ago. At 4km depth the probability of detection from Emeraude, even from directly above, was probably less than good. I...
Forum: Tech Log
10th May 2011, 14:30
Replies: 2,546
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Posted By auv-ee

I was hoping you'd add some reality to this...

I was hoping you'd add some reality to this discussion. Agreed on all points. I was only pointing out that there is some room for improvement, given that the frequency spec is +/-1000Hz and the...
Forum: Tech Log
10th May 2011, 14:23
Replies: 2,546
Views: 721,148
Posted By auv-ee

Not really. For horizontal isotherms...

Not really. For horizontal isotherms (temperature changes with depth but not laterally; the usual case considered), there is no bending of the straight-down ray. As the angle of incidence increases...
Forum: Tech Log
10th May 2011, 02:51
Replies: 2,546
Views: 721,148
Posted By auv-ee

ULBs and recorders

An excerpt from the following article in Aviation International News:

Investigators Hope Recovered Flight Data and Cockpit Voice Recorders Shed More Light on AF447 Crash: AINonline...
Forum: Tech Log
10th May 2011, 02:23
Replies: 2,546
Views: 721,148
Posted By auv-ee

We speculated a long time back about whether the...

We speculated a long time back about whether the pingers have advanced to crystal oscillators or are still using RC or LC oscillators, and whether the ping rate is digitally divided or runs from a...
Forum: Tech Log
9th May 2011, 23:44
Replies: 2,546
Views: 721,148
Posted By auv-ee

Googleearth

Others may know better, but...

Not much of the ocean bottom has been mapped at high resolution, and in many areas only by sparse tracks-of-opportunity from passing ships having deep fathometers. ...
Forum: Tech Log
9th May 2011, 23:31
Replies: 2,546
Views: 721,148
Posted By auv-ee

However, I should point out that an uncertain...

However, I should point out that an uncertain frequency is one problem that can be aided with improved signal processing. In the traditional detector one would make the filter bandwidth wide enough...
Forum: Tech Log
9th May 2011, 23:04
Replies: 2,546
Views: 721,148
Posted By auv-ee

I assume we are in agreement. That's another way...

I assume we are in agreement. That's another way to put the point I was trying to make.
Forum: Tech Log
9th May 2011, 21:37
Replies: 2,546
Views: 721,148
Posted By auv-ee

Noise

I think you are confusing wide-band vs. in-band noise. Note that I said in answer to DJ77 in post 1005, that a traditional detection starts with a narrow band filter. This accepts and compares only...
Forum: Tech Log
9th May 2011, 17:55
Replies: 2,546
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Posted By auv-ee

If they were using a traditional detector, which...

If they were using a traditional detector, which consists of a narrow-band filter, a peak detector and a threshold comparison, then 20db would be about right. If they are doing more modern signal...
Forum: Tech Log
9th May 2011, 16:38
Replies: 2,546
Views: 721,148
Posted By auv-ee

May 9 update from BEA

Information, 9 May 2011 (http://www.bea.aero/en/enquetes/flight.af.447/info09may2011.en.php)
Forum: Tech Log
9th May 2011, 14:54
Replies: 2,546
Views: 721,148
Posted By auv-ee

I think that mm43 is referring to the photo that...

I think that mm43 is referring to the photo that BEA published of the CVR, showing the pinger half-buried. I am less sure than mm43 about the configuration of the transducer in the pinger case, and...
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