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The Laser Atmospheric Wind Sounder-Preliminary Design
Author(s): J. C. Petheram; J. F. Shanley; J. T. Sroga; R. C. Vitz; A. B. Wissinger; T. R. Lawrence
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Paper Abstract

Three potential techniques for making wind measurements from space are discussed, and coherent detection Doppler lidar chosen for further consideration. The impact of different laser transmitter wavelengths on the design of a Doppler lidar are considered. Specifically covered in the paper are coherent detection systems based on the 2.1μm Tm:Ho:YAG laser and the 9.1μm 12C1802 laser. Both systems engineering aspects and subsystem impacts are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 December 1989
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 1181, 5th Conf on Coherent Laser Radar: Technology and Applications, (12 December 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.963753
Show Author Affiliations
J. C. Petheram, General Electric Company (United States)
J. F. Shanley, General Electric Company (United States)
J. T. Sroga, General Electric Company (United States)
R. C. Vitz, General Electric Company (United States)
A. B. Wissinger, Perkin Elmer (United States)
T. R. Lawrence, Spectra Technology Incorporated (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1181:
5th Conf on Coherent Laser Radar: Technology and Applications
James W. Bilbro; Christian Werner, Editor(s)

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