Calibration of platform mounted AWAC

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Calibration of platform mounted AWAC

Posted by Luca Chiaroni at November 30. 2017

Hi all,

We are planning to deploy a downward facing AWAC using a short (2m) mounting pole attached to the side of a stationary(4 point anchor spread) metal and plastic pontoon. the pontoon frame is metal, with non metallic decking and flotation cells.

 For calibration of the AWAC magnetic compass, are there any alternatives to physically spinning the entire pontoon about the AWAC head once it is mounted?

 Would it be possible to calibrate the AWAC head and mounting pole on land prior to attachment to the pontoon, or would this run the risk of the pontoon affecting the heading unduly?   

 Thanks in advance for your input

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