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Water vapor and wind-velocity measurements from space using 2-um wavelength
Author(s): Jean-Bernard Ghibaudo; Jean-Yves Labandibar; Errico Armandillo; Callum J. Norrie
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Paper Abstract

AEROSPATIALE, prime contractor, presents the main results related to the activities performed in order to demonstrate the feasibility of a coherent 2 micrometer lidar instrument capable of measuring water vapor and wind velocity in the planetary boundary layer, and to determine the main subsystem critical items: (1) selected instrument configuration and associated performances, (2) 2 micrometer laser configuration with phase conjugation, (3) coherent receiver chain architecture, (4) frequency locking and offsetting architecture. The second phase of this study will be dedicated to breadboard the most critical elements of the instrument at 2 micrometers in order to technologically consolidate the feasibility of such an instrument.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 October 1996
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2817, Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing IV, (21 October 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.255194
Show Author Affiliations
Jean-Bernard Ghibaudo, Aerospatiale (France)
Jean-Yves Labandibar, Aerospatiale (France)
Errico Armandillo, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)
Callum J. Norrie, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2817:
Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing IV
Marija S. Scholl; Bjorn F. Andresen, Editor(s)

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