12 January 2005 Testbed Doppler wind lidar and intercomparison facility at NASA Langley Research Center
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Abstract
State of the art 2-micron lasers and other lidar components under development by NASA are being demonstrated and validated in a mobile test bed Doppler wind lidar. A lidar intercomparison facility has been developed to ensure parallel alignment of up to 4 Doppler lidar systems while measuring wind. Investigations of the new components; their operation in a complete system; systematic and random errors; the hybrid (joint coherent and direct detection) approach to global wind measurement; and atmospheric wind behavior are planned. Future uses of the VALIDAR (VALIDation LIDAR) mobile lidar may include comparison with the data from an airborne Doppler wind lidar in preparation for validation by the airborne system of an earth orbiting Doppler wind lidar sensor.
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Michael J. Kavaya, Grady J. Koch, Mulugeta Petros, Bruce W. Barnes, Jeffrey Y. Beyon, Farzin Amzajerdian, Jirong Yu, Upendra N. Singh, "Testbed Doppler wind lidar and intercomparison facility at NASA Langley Research Center", Proc. SPIE 5653, Lidar Remote Sensing for Industry and Environmental Monitoring V, (12 January 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.579970; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.579970
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