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TOWED POD TESTED

Monterey, CA. ZAI and Droplet Measurement Technologies enlisted Latitude to upgrade the control of a custom towed airborne pod. Researchers at Scripps Institute required higher precision in the control of the towed pod to accurately study phenomena at the air-sea interface. Latitude developed custom firmware and software for the Piccolo autopilot, enabling the use of a radar altimeter, and developing a simplified user interface to control the towed pod. Successful flight tests provided scientists valuable data that had never been obtained before at the sea-air interface. This research will lead to a greater understanding of the complex interactions that occur at the sea-air boundary and their effect on Earth’s climate.