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Autonomous lidar wind field sensor: performance predictions
Author(s): Stephen M. Hannon; Sammy W. Henderson; J. Alex L. Thomson; Philip Gatt
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Paper Abstract

Solid-state coherent Doppler lidar sensors operating at the eyesafe 2 micrometers wavelength have experienced rapid development over the past five years. Several ground-based and airborne systems have been successfully demonstrated. CTI is currently making significant strides toward the development of an autonomous, modest-cost wind field sensor for boundary-layer profiling. High spatial resolution 3D coverage for several kilometers around the lidar location will be possible at update rates of about a minute-- depending on the scan volume and grid size. This paper summarizes the results of detailed sensor performance modeling for the boundary layer profiler and discusses preliminary scan concepts and issues.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 1996
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 2832, Optical Instruments for Weather Forecasting, (21 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.258888
Show Author Affiliations
Stephen M. Hannon, Coherent Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Sammy W. Henderson, Coherent Technologies, Inc. (United States)
J. Alex L. Thomson, Coherent Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Philip Gatt, Coherent Technologies, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2832:
Optical Instruments for Weather Forecasting
Gary W. Kamerman, Editor(s)

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