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Performance Analysis And Technical Assessment Of Coherent Lidar Systems For Airborne Wind Shear Detection
Author(s): R.Milton Huffaker; Russell Targ
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Paper Abstract

The feasibility of using a pulsed coherent lidar for an on-board airline wind shear monitoring system was studied using detailed computer simulations of the lidar wind measuring process. Lidar performance was studied using NASA-LaRC-provided data fields of an actual microburst event that occurred on August 2, 1985 at the Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport. Both CO2 and Ho:YAG lidar systems performed well in the dry micro-burst test case. Both lidar systems are able to measure wind shear in the severe weather of the wet microburst to ranges greater than 1.4 km giving minimum warning times of approximately 15 sec.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 April 1988
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 0889, Airborne and Spaceborne Lasers for Terrestrial Geophysical Sensing, (12 April 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.944249
Show Author Affiliations
R.Milton Huffaker, Coherent Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Russell Targ, Lockheed Missiles and Space Company (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0889:
Airborne and Spaceborne Lasers for Terrestrial Geophysical Sensing
Frank Allario, Editor(s)

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