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Low-cost mission architecture for global tropospheric wind measurements
Author(s): Carl A. Nardell; James R. Wertz; Michael Dehring; Peter Tchoryk Jr.
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Paper Abstract

Tropospheric wind measurements are of great meteorological and tactical value, but are presently not available on a global basis. The primary obstacle to a space-based Doppler wind LIDAR mission capable of obtaining these measurements has been the cost and risk associated with flying high power lasers and large telescopes in low-earth orbit. This paper presents an alternative approach that would result in a low-cost, low-risk responsive approach to deploying a global tropospheric wind measurement system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 August 2004
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5419, Spacecraft Platforms and Infrastructure, (30 August 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.544653
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Carl A. Nardell, Michigan Aerospace Corp. (United States)
James R. Wertz, Microcosm, Inc. (United States)
Michael Dehring, Michigan Aerospace Corp. (United States)
Peter Tchoryk Jr., Michigan Aerospace Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5419:
Spacecraft Platforms and Infrastructure
Peter Tchoryk Jr.; Melissa Wright, Editor(s)

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