1 August 1984 WINDSAT: A Concept For Global Wind Measurement By Infrared Doppler Lidar
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Proceedings Volume 0481, Recent Advances in Civil Space Remote Sensing; (1984) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.943078
Event: 1984 Technical Symposium East, 1984, Arlington, United States
Abstract
A detailed computer simulation of the WINDSAT global wind measuring process has been developed and used to establish error limits as a function of design parameters. Studies were conducted for a WINDSAT research system in a 300 km and an 800 km orbit. Wind measuring errors were less than 2 m s-1 in the troposphere for the recommended set of para-meters. Our study results indicate the feasibility of measuring global winds from a space platform using a Doppler laser radar.
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R. M. Huffaker, F. F. Hall, "WINDSAT: A Concept For Global Wind Measurement By Infrared Doppler Lidar", Proc. SPIE 0481, Recent Advances in Civil Space Remote Sensing, (1 August 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.943078; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.943078
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