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Advanced coherent lidar system for wind measurements
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Paper Abstract

Numerous coherent lidar systems have shown the ability to make measurements of atmospheric winds over the past three decades. During the past decade a 2-micron-wavelength coherent lidar system for remote wind and aerosol backscatter measurements has been advanced from initial breadboard demonstration units to a turnkey coherent lidar product, the WindTracer"R" that can operate autonomously and reliably. In this paper, the instrument is described and recent examples of wind measurement capability are provided.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 September 2005
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5887, Lidar Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring VI, 58870I (16 September 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.620318
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Sammy W. Henderson, Coherent Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Stephen M. Hannon, Coherent Technologies, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5887:
Lidar Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring VI
Upendra N. Singh, Editor(s)

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