In October 2011 a scanning MIRA35 joined IFTs comprehensive instrumentation for cloud and aerosol research. The possibility of ship – borne operation is one request for this installation. Therefore the radar antenna including transceiver, signal processing, control electronics and two -axis scanning unit is mounted on a lift table in a sea container. The picture shows the radar in operation position on top of the container. The aggregates for air condition and waveguide pressurization remain in the container. For safe transportation the complete radar can be lowered into the container.
(The huge cylinder in the background houses the Leipzig Aerosol Cloud Interaction Simulator.)