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In situ determination of wind fields from sailplane flight data
Author(s): Ni Zhang; Rick P. Millane; Alan J. Hunter
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Paper Abstract

The problem of estimating the wind velocity from measurement of limited flight data from a sailplane flight in atmospheric mountain waves is considered. A Sailplane are often equipped with a flight recorder that records position, and sometimes other information, at regular intervals during the flight. These data contain information on the state of the atmosphere during the flight. A maximum likelihood method is developed for estimating wind fields using such sailplane flight data. The methods are evaluated by application to simulated flight data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 August 2010
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7800, Image Reconstruction from Incomplete Data VI, 78000A (27 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.862132
Show Author Affiliations
Ni Zhang, Univ. of Canterbury (New Zealand)
Rick P. Millane, Univ. of Canterbury (New Zealand)
Alan J. Hunter, Univ. of Bristol (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7800:
Image Reconstruction from Incomplete Data VI
Philip J. Bones; Michael A. Fiddy; Rick P. Millane, Editor(s)

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