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U.S. Army ultrahigh-resolution turbulence profiling FM-CW radar: description and data
Author(s): Scott McLaughlin
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Paper Abstract

The U.S. Army Atmospheric Sciences Laboratory, White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, recently received a new frequency-modulated continuous-wave (FM-CW) turbulence profiling radar. The radar is capable of high temporal (10 s) and spatial (1 to 2 m) resolution profiles of Cn2 up through 2 km above ground level. Data from this system can detect electromagnetic/atmospheric effects such as possible laser blooming/scattering regions, microwave tunneling and multipathing layers, and other clear-air and hydrometeor meteorological phenomena. The radar is superior in performance to previous high-resolution clear-air FM-CWs incorporating newer technologies and real-time processing. A system description and sample data are shown.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1992
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1688, Atmospheric Propagation and Remote Sensing, (1 August 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.137898
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Scott McLaughlin, U.S. Army Atmospheric Sciences Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1688:
Atmospheric Propagation and Remote Sensing
Anton Kohnle; Walter B. Miller, Editor(s)

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