12 April 1988 Performance Analysis And Technical Assessment Of Coherent Lidar Systems For Airborne Wind Shear Detection
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Proceedings Volume 0889, Airborne and Spaceborne Lasers for Terrestrial Geophysical Sensing; (1988) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.944249
Event: 1988 Los Angeles Symposium: O-E/LASE '88, 1988, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Abstract
The feasibility of using a pulsed coherent lidar for an on-board airline wind shear monitoring system was studied using detailed computer simulations of the lidar wind measuring process. Lidar performance was studied using NASA-LaRC-provided data fields of an actual microburst event that occurred on August 2, 1985 at the Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport. Both CO2 and Ho:YAG lidar systems performed well in the dry micro-burst test case. Both lidar systems are able to measure wind shear in the severe weather of the wet microburst to ranges greater than 1.4 km giving minimum warning times of approximately 15 sec.
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R.Milton Huffaker, R.Milton Huffaker, Russell Targ, Russell Targ, } "Performance Analysis And Technical Assessment Of Coherent Lidar Systems For Airborne Wind Shear Detection", Proc. SPIE 0889, Airborne and Spaceborne Lasers for Terrestrial Geophysical Sensing, (12 April 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.944249; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.944249
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