PROBE LAUNCH CANNON GETS "50+" PROBES INTO TORNADIC CIRCULATIONS. | FROM 2010-2017
Severe Warning Systems will continue attempts firing probe launch cannons in 2017. Team SWS has modified these launchers since the early days. Shorter barrels, more powerful, and multiple units will be on board this season.
See the probe launch cannon in the early days "in action" video below !!
On April 13th, 2010 John Hallen successfully launched "3" Probe Modules. The controlled compression launch cannon was successful. John Hallen positioned himself under the lowering tornadic circulation to seize the moment. One probe module was recovered. See the video below for the "first ever" Probe Launch Cannon in action on the east side of Roscoe, Nebraska, 4-13-2010.
A BIT OF HISTORY ABOUT THIS FUNNY IDEA:
Severe Warning Systems finished preliminary testing "phase 2" of a probe launcher program. The launch cannons with probes were "field tested" in the "Plains" this April 2010. As safety is the primary concern for a PMD deployment, we were unable to locate a remote area to conduct testing in 2009. This program will further our research of data collection in the tornadic circulation. The probes, designated as "PMD" probe module deployment, have been successfully launched into a tornadic circulation. This cannon launcher has a strong success rate in preliminary testing.
CREDIT TO MIKE BARHAM FOR INTRODUCING AND OLD IDEA... FOR A NEW USE. | Special Projects Specialist "Mike Barham" is the lead in the development and application for these launchers... John Hallen launches the probes "in the field"... And Steve Korper is preparing the probes for future research. SWS SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH AT WORK.
SWS continued ability to get in close range has been very successful. We were able to get in close range as shown in the above video. The probe launcher cannon has been successful for us to move on to "phase 3". There is a lot of work to be done to prove the effective use to gather data we require. Team SWS will proceed in measuring data inside the tornadic circulation with the probes during this 2010 severe weather season.
THIS PAGE WILL BE UPDATED AS ON SITE TESTING WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE FORWARD.
SWS TEAM - MIKE BARHAM WITH THE CANNON LAUNCHER IN APRIL, 2009- PICTURES BELOW..