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Development of a laser wind and hazard profiler
Author(s): Gordon F. Rouse; Harold R. Bagley; Thomas J. Kane; Christopher Leung
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes present day wind-measuring and air-data systems, the limitations of these systems, and the formation of a consortium to develop solutions using the laser Doppler velocimeter (LDV). The LDV concept is discussed as well as the issues related to developing such systems. Significant progress towards making practical, reliable, and affordable eye-safe LDV systems is being gained through the many systems built to date and flight tests. The technical goal of this program is to demonstrate that small, low-power, diode pumped, 2 micrometers wavelength, eye-safe coherent LDV systems can be built and flown on both high-performance military fighter aircraft and advanced military attack helicopters. An industry-government consortium will develop LDV systems with the name Laser Wind and Hazard Profiler.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 October 1996
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2840, Fly-by-Light III, (14 October 1996);
Show Author Affiliations
Gordon F. Rouse, Honeywell Technology Ctr. (United States)
Harold R. Bagley, Coherent Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Thomas J. Kane, Lightwave Electronics Corp. (United States)
Christopher Leung, McDonnell Douglas Aerospace (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2840:
Fly-by-Light III
Daniel B. Thompson; Robert J. Baumbick, Editor(s)

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