The initial flight tests of the Airborne Laser Interometric Drop Sizer (ALIDS) probe took place in September 2013. Here are some pictures of this day.
ATR-42 plane © IRSN
ALIDS probe on the ATR-42 © IRSN
Laser test on the ground © IRSN
Team from IRSN and Von Karman Institute © IRSN
ATR-42 on runway © IRSN
Water drop focusing default image ; number of interference fringes is linked to drop diameter (left image) / View of the cabin during the flight (right image) © IRSN
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