18 October 2007 Parameter trade studies for coherent lidar measurements of wind from space
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The design of an orbiting wind profiling lidar requires selection of dozens of lidar, measurement scenario, and mission geometry parameters; in addition to prediction of atmospheric parameters. Typical mission designs do not include a thorough trade optimization of all of these parameters. We report here the integration of a recently published parameterization of coherent lidar wind velocity measurement performance with an orbiting coherent wind lidar computer simulation; and the use of these combined tools to perform some preliminary parameter trades. We use the 2006 NASA Global Wind Observing Sounder mission design as the starting point for the trades.
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Michael J. Kavaya, Rod G. Frehlich, "Parameter trade studies for coherent lidar measurements of wind from space", Proc. SPIE 6681, Lidar Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring VIII, 668109 (18 October 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.737429; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.737429

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