23 June 2006 LIDAR system for monitoring turbulence profiles
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We are developing a new type of lidar for measuring range profiles of atmospheric optical turbulence. The lidar is based on a measurement concept that is immune to artifacts caused by effects such as vibration or defocus. Four different types of analysis and experiment have all shown that a turbulence lidar that can be built from commercially available components will attain a demanding set of performance goals. The lidar is currently being built, with testing scheduled for August 2006.
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Gary G. Gimmestad, Gary G. Gimmestad, Martha W. Dawsey, Martha W. Dawsey, David A. Roberts, David A. Roberts, John M. Stewart, John M. Stewart, Jack W. Wood, Jack W. Wood, Frank D. Eaton, Frank D. Eaton, } "LIDAR system for monitoring turbulence profiles", Proc. SPIE 6267, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes, 62671V (23 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.672222; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.672222
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