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The Hurricane Imaging Radiometer: Present and FutureThe Hurricane Imaging Radiometer (HIRAD) is an airborne passive microwave radiometer designed to provide high resolution, wide swath imagery of surface wind speed in tropical cyclones from a low profile planar antenna with no mechanical scanning. Wind speed and rain rate images from HIRAD's first field campaign (GRIP, 2010) are presented here followed, by a discussion on the performance of the newly installed thermal control system during the 2012 HS3 campaign. The paper ends with a discussion on the next generation dual polarization HIRAD antenna (already designed) for a future system capable of measuring wind direction as well as wind speed.
Document ID
20140002689
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Miller, Timothy L. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
James, M. W. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Roberts, J. B. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Biswas, S. K. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Cecil, D. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Jones, W. L. (University of Central Florida Orlando, FL, United States)
Johnson, J. (University of Central Florida Orlando, FL, United States)
Farrar, S. (University of Central Florida Orlando, FL, United States)
Sahawneh, S. (University of Central Florida Orlando, FL, United States)
Ruf, C. S. (Michigan Univ. Ann Arbor, MI, United States)
Morris, M. (Michigan Univ. Ann Arbor, MI, United States)
Uhlhorn, E. W. (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Highlands, NJ, United States)
Black, P. G. (Science Applications International Corp. Monterey, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
April 3, 2014
Publication Date
July 21, 2013
Subject Category
Meteorology and Climatology
Report/Patent Number
M13-2741
Meeting Information
International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2013)(Melborurne)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.

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