During this week much time has been spent on the computer trying to calculate some theoretical values for the infrared absorption part with MATLAB. Like at which altitudes the measuremnts optimally should take place or the maximum distance between the FFUs before the signal to noise ratio gets too big. When you spend much time with MATLAB and digging deeper and deeper into the infinite depths of precious useful functions one stumbles upon the knowledge that MATLAB has not only one but several ways of calculating the pressure and temperature at different altitudes. The joy is almost indescribable. Amazing!
Soon the calculations are finished and the ordered infrared sensors arrive which means that we can begin testing. We are looking forward to that!