23 December 2003 Space lidar simulations derived from the GroundWinds New Hampshire and Hawaii instruments
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Abstract
The GroundWinds photon recycling fringe imaging direct detection Doppler LIDAR systems have been used to validate models of systems using this technology. These instruments have been characterized extensively over the past 2 years in an effort to experimentally determine the performance enhancements that the GroundWinds technology provides. This effort focused on the validation of all aspects of the instrument performance, including component and system transmissions, photon recycling gains, camera and system noise sources, and background contribution. The results of these investigations have been used to formulate a point design for a space-based system. Presented here are the performance predictions and point design parameters for a spaceborne Doppler wind lidar that utilizes the GroundWinds fringe imaging technology.
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Michael T. Dehring, Carl Anthony Nardell, Paul B. Hays, "Space lidar simulations derived from the GroundWinds New Hampshire and Hawaii instruments", Proc. SPIE 5154, Lidar Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring IV, (23 December 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.531864; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.531864
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LIDAR

Atmospheric modeling

Imaging systems

Aerosols

Fabry–Perot interferometers

Space telescopes

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