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Calibration of an inertial reference system (IRS) using the ground return of a Doppler lidar
Author(s): Stephan Rahm; P. Knott; Engelbert Nagel
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Paper Abstract

For the measurement of the wind field from a moving platform one big challenge is the elimination of the Doppler shift due to platform motion. If the housekeeping data (platform velocity and attitude) are not accurate enough, a calibration to the ground return of the lidar is a possible solution. This presentation deals with the advantages and problems of such a procedure at the example of measurements obtained with the airborne Doppler lidar ADOLAR. Here a rectangular flight pattern from October 13, 1994 over the Nordsee is discussed together with the possibility of using this technique at a satellite.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 December 1995
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2581, Lidar Techniques for Remote Sensing II, (15 December 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.228514
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Stephan Rahm, DLR (Germany)
P. Knott, DLR (Germany)
Engelbert Nagel, DLR (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2581:
Lidar Techniques for Remote Sensing II
Christian Werner, Editor(s)

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