14 December 1992 A millimeter-wave radiometer for detecting wind shear
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Proceedings Volume 1929, 17th International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves; 192925 (1992) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2298194
Event: 17th International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves, 1992, Pasadena, CA, United States
Abstract
Approximately half of all aircraft related deaths are caused by weather. Perhaps the most dangerous and unpredictable weather phenomenon is wind shear, which usually takes the form of a strong downdraft which is especially hazardous for large jet transports on landing approach. This paper describes a three channel radiometer operating on the low- frequency wing of the 60 GHz oxygen absorption line which should be able to detect a wind shear event at a distance of up to 10 km in addition to measuring its distance and temperature.
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R. W. McMillan, R. W. McMillan, } "A millimeter-wave radiometer for detecting wind shear", Proc. SPIE 1929, 17th International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves, 192925 (14 December 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.2298194; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2298194
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