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Space lidar simulations derived from the GroundWinds New Hampshire and Hawaii instruments
Author(s): Michael T. Dehring; Carl Anthony Nardell; Paul B. Hays
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Paper Abstract

The GroundWinds photon recycling fringe imaging direct detection Doppler LIDAR systems have been used to validate models of systems using this technology. These instruments have been characterized extensively over the past 2 years in an effort to experimentally determine the performance enhancements that the GroundWinds technology provides. This effort focused on the validation of all aspects of the instrument performance, including component and system transmissions, photon recycling gains, camera and system noise sources, and background contribution. The results of these investigations have been used to formulate a point design for a space-based system. Presented here are the performance predictions and point design parameters for a spaceborne Doppler wind lidar that utilizes the GroundWinds fringe imaging technology.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 December 2003
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5154, Lidar Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring IV, (23 December 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.531864
Show Author Affiliations
Michael T. Dehring, Michigan Aerospace Corp. (United States)
Carl Anthony Nardell, Michigan Aerospace Corp. (United States)
Paul B. Hays, Michigan Aerospace Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5154:
Lidar Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring IV
Upendra N. Singh, Editor(s)

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