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Airborne Doppler lidar turbulence detection: ACLAIM flight test results
Author(s): Stephen M. Hannon; Harold R. Bagley; Rodney K. Bogue
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Paper Abstract

Pulsed Doppler lidar sensors can provide accurate range-resolved wind velocity measurements with sufficient spatial resolution to detect turbulent wind features. Application of this technology to commercial airliners would enable much-needed advanced warning of moderate to severe turbulence ahead. CTI, with NASA/Dryden, has developed the Airborne Coherent Lidar for Advanced Inflight Measurements (ACLAIM) which was recently flight tested aboard a research aircraft. This paper presents results from these initial engineering flights, with validated demonstration of Doppler lidar wind turbulence detection using the observed spatial and temporal variations in the longitudinal component of the wind field.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 May 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3707, Laser Radar Technology and Applications IV, (28 May 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.351378
Show Author Affiliations
Stephen M. Hannon, Coherent Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Harold R. Bagley, Coherent Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Rodney K. Bogue, NASA Dryden Flight Research Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3707:
Laser Radar Technology and Applications IV
Gary W. Kamerman; Christian Werner, Editor(s)

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