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Performance of a 1-um 1-joule coherent launch site atmospheric wind sounder
Author(s): James G. Hawley; Russell Targ; Richard S. Bruner; Sammy W. Henderson; Charley P. Hale; Steven Vetorino; Robert W. Lee; Scott Harper; Tayyab Khan
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Paper Abstract

The paper describes the design and performance of the Coherent Launch Site Atmospheric Wind Sounder (CLAWS), which is a test and demonstration program designed for monitoring winds with a solid-state lidar in real time for the launch site vehicle guidance and control application. Analyses were conducted to trade off CO2 (9.11- and 10.6-microns), Ho:YAG (2.09 microns), and Nd:YAG (1.06-micron) laser-based lidars. The measurements set a new altitude record (26 km) for coherent wind measurements in the stratosphere.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1992
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1694, Sensors and Sensor Systems for Guidance and Navigation II, (1 July 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.138113
Show Author Affiliations
James G. Hawley, Lockheed Missiles & Space Co., Inc. (United States)
Russell Targ, Lockheed Missiles & Space Co., Inc. (United States)
Richard S. Bruner, Lockheed Missiles & Space Co., Inc. (United States)
Sammy W. Henderson, Coherent Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Charley P. Hale, Coherent Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Steven Vetorino, Coherent Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Robert W. Lee, Lassen Research (United States)
Scott Harper, Lassen Research (United States)
Tayyab Khan, Lassen Research (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1694:
Sensors and Sensor Systems for Guidance and Navigation II
Sharon S. Welch, Editor(s)

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