BOULDER, Colo. -- A warning system to help pilots navigate storms without encountering air turbulence has earned a NASA award for its design team at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). NASA will present the NCAR team and other NASA team members with a Turning Goals into Reality award on June 11.
"The purpose was to create something industry could put on aircraft and help prevent accidents," says Larry Cornman, one of two leaders on the project from NCAR. "This new technology shows that it is possible for airborne radars to be used to give pilots warnings of at least 30 seconds in advance of turbulence."
NASA sponsored …