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Performance analysis and technical assessment of coherent lidar systems for airborne wind shear detectionDetailed computer simulations of the lidar wind-measuring process have been conducted to evaluate the use of pulsed coherent lidar for airborne windshear monitoring. NASA data fields for an actual microburst event were used in the simulation. Both CO2 and Ho:YAG laser lidar systems performed well in the microburst test case, and were able to measure wind shear in the severe weather of this wet microburst to ranges in excess of 1.4 km. The consequent warning time gained was about 15 sec.
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Conference Paper
Huffaker, R. Milton
(Coherent Technologies, Inc. Boulder, CO, United States)
Targ, Russell
(Lockheed Missiles and Space Co., Inc. Research and Development Div., Palo Alto, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 14, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1988
Subject Category
Aircraft Instrumentation
Meeting Information
Airborne and Spaceborne Lasers for Terrestrial Geophysical Sensing(Los Angeles, CA)
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