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Predevelopment of a direct detection Doppler wind lidar for ADM/AEOLUS mission
Author(s): Yannig Durand; Alain J.F. Culoma; Roland Meynart; Didier Morancais; Frederic Fabre
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Paper Abstract

The Atmospheric Dynamics Mission (ADM-Aeolus) has been selected as the second of a series of Earth Explorer Core Missions. The payload aims at providing measurements of atmospheric wind profiles with global coverage. The key element of ADM-Aeolus is the Atmospheric Laser Doppler Lidar Instrument (ALADIN), a Direct Detection Doppler Lidar. The ALADIN instrument belongs to a completely new class of earth-observation lidar payloads with limited power requirements and high reliability over a three-year lifetime. Technological challenges are addressed in an early stage by the development of a Pre-Development Model (PDM), which is a functional representative model of the receiver of ALADIN. The PDM is being established to validate the technologies used in the ALADIN design, evaluate the flight-worthiness of its major subsystems and verify the instrument overall performances. The purpose of this paper is to present the latest results on the status of the ALADIN Pre-Development Model.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 February 2004
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5234, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites VII, (2 February 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.517849
Show Author Affiliations
Yannig Durand, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)
Alain J.F. Culoma, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)
Roland Meynart, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)
Didier Morancais, EADS Astrium SAS (France)
Frederic Fabre, EADS Astrium SAS (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5234:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites VII
Roland Meynart; Joan B. Lurie; Steven P. Neeck; Michelle L. Aten; Haruhisa Shimoda, Editor(s)

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