Coherent lidar wind measurements from the Space Station base using 1.5 m all-reflective opticsThis paper discusses the space-based measurement of atmospheric winds from the point of view of the requirements of the optical system of a coherent CO2 lidar. A brief description of the measurement technique is given and a discussion of previous study results provided. The telescope requirements for a Space Station based lidar are arrived at through discussions of the desired system sensitivity and the need for lag angle compensation.
Bilbro, J. W. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Beranek, R. G. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)