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Wind Lidar Edge Technique Shuttle Demonstration Mission: AnemosA NASA mission is planned to demonstrate the technology for a wind lidar. This will implement the direct detection edge technique. The Anemos instrument will fly on the Space Transportation System (STS), or shuttle, aboard a Hitchhiker bridge. The instrument is being managed by the Goddard Space Flight Center as an in-house build, with science leadership from the GSFC Laboratory for Atmospheres, Mesoscale Atmospheric Processes Branch. During a roughly ten-day mission, the instrument will self calibrate and adjust for launch induced mis-alignments, and perform a campaign of measurements of tropospheric winds. The mission is planned for early 2001. The instrument is being developed under the auspices of NASA's New Millennium Program, in parallel with a comparable mission being managed by the Marshall Space Flight Center. That mission, called SPARCLE, will implement the coherent technique. NASA plans to fly the two missions together on the same shuttle flight, to allow synergy of wind measurements and a direct comparison of performance.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Goddard Space Flight Center
Document Type
Conference Paper
Leete, Stephen J.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD United States)
Bundas, David J.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD United States)
Martino, Anthony J.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD United States)
Carnahan, Timothy M.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD United States)
Zukowski, Barbara J.
(Swales and Associates Beltsville, MD United States)
Date Acquired
August 18, 2013
Publication Date
July 1, 1998
Publication Information
Publication: Nineteenth International Laser Radar Conference
Issue: Part 2
Subject Category
Instrumentation And Photography
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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