1 January 2001 Wind infrared Doppler lidar instrument
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Optical Engineering, 40(1), (2001). doi:10.1117/1.1335530
Abstract
The purpose of the project WIND (wind infrared Doppler lidar) is the development of an airborne conical scanning CO2 Doppler lidar in French-German cooperation by CNRS/CNES and DLR. The instrument and its peculiarities are described. Measurements of the Doppler shift from a moving platform with an accuracy of 1 m/s require instantaneous access to the position data of the platform. Therefore this part of the instrument is described in detail. Ground-based tests, airborne tests and a validation flight were performed. The instrument can be used for mesoscalic meteorology to test models and contribute to a spaceborne Doppler lidar in the future.
Christian Werner, Pierre H. Flamant, Oliver Reitebuch, Friedrich Koepp, Juergen Streicher, Stephan Rahm, Engelbert Nagel, Michael Klier, H. Herrmann, Claude Loth, P. Delville, Ph. Drobinski, B. Romand, Ch. Boitel, D. Oh, M. Lopez, Mireille Meissonnier, Didier Bruneau, Alain M. Dabas, "Wind infrared Doppler lidar instrument," Optical Engineering 40(1), (1 January 2001). http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.1335530
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LIDAR

Doppler effect

Infrared radiation

Data centers

Global Positioning System

Sensors

Wind measurement

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