A direct Doppler detection lidar system for atmospheric winds

D. W. Machuga, Timothy Joseph Kane, C. R. Philbrick

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Abstract

A new approach to sensing the wind velocity using Doppler lidar is being developed which promises to improve our measurement capability. Demonstration of this wind lidar will utilize the recently developed equipment prepared under the Laser Atmospheric Measurements Program (LAMP) at Penn State University. Development of the laser atmospheric wind sensor to profile lower and middle atmosphere winds will extend the capabilities of the LAMP instrument. This paper discusses two unique concepts which lead to advances in our ability to measure winds with Doppler lidar. One development is the quad-cavity Fabry-Perot etalon design, which will allow the etalon to simultaneously monitor the wind while under active tuning control. Several measurement campaigns will be carried out to demonstrate the wind sensor system including comparisons with met rockets, passive techniques, and radar. The second development is the use of the seed laser to stabilize the Fabry-Perot etalon continuously. Predicted system performance will be presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Proceedings - Topical Symposium on Combined Optical-Microwave Earth and Atmosphere Sensing, COMEAS 1993
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages4-7
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)0780309693, 9780780309692
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993
Event1993 IEEE Topical Symposium on Combined Optical, Microwave, Earth and Atmosphere Sensing, COMEAS 1993 - Albuquerque, United States
Duration: Mar 22 1993Mar 25 1993

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings - Topical Symposium on Combined Optical-Microwave Earth and Atmosphere Sensing, COMEAS 1993

Conference

Conference1993 IEEE Topical Symposium on Combined Optical, Microwave, Earth and Atmosphere Sensing, COMEAS 1993
CountryUnited States
CityAlbuquerque
Period3/22/933/25/93

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Oceanography
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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