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WINDSAT: A Concept For Global Wind Measurement By Infrared Doppler Lidar
Author(s): R. M. Huffaker; F. F. Hall
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Paper Abstract

A detailed computer simulation of the WINDSAT global wind measuring process has been developed and used to establish error limits as a function of design parameters. Studies were conducted for a WINDSAT research system in a 300 km and an 800 km orbit. Wind measuring errors were less than 2 m s-1 in the troposphere for the recommended set of para-meters. Our study results indicate the feasibility of measuring global winds from a space platform using a Doppler laser radar.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1984
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 0481, Recent Advances in Civil Space Remote Sensing, (1 August 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.943078
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R. M. Huffaker, NOAA Environmental Research Laboratories (United States)
F. F. Hall, NOAA Environmental Research Laboratories (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0481:
Recent Advances in Civil Space Remote Sensing

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