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VALIDAR
STATUS
Operational
AVAILABILITY
Generally available with sufficient advanced planning.
REQUEST PROCEDURE
Email POC well in advance.
Surface Remote
Pulsed coherent-detection Doppler wind lidar system. 2-micron solid state laser technology. Currently 100 mJ per pulse at 5 pulses per second. Soon to be 250 mJ per pulse at 10 pulses per second. Self-contained trailer. Full hemispheric scanner. Usable in Hampton, VA home base or mobile.
CONTACT
Michael J. Kavaya
NASA Langley Research Center
Mail Code 468 Hampton, VA USA 23681
757-864-1606
michael.j.kavaya@nasa.gov
SPECIFICATIONS
Facility TypeFixed
LocationHampton, VA USA
Variables1. line of sight wind profiles (first moment) 2. line of sight aerosol backscatter coefficient at 2 microns (relative) (zero moment) 3. line of sight wind turbulence profiles (second moment)
Archive Data Availabilitynone
REFERENCES
G. J. Koch, J. Y. Beyon, B. W. Barnes, M. Petros, J. Yu, F. Amzajerdian, M. J. Kavaya, and U. N. Singh, “High-Energy 2-um Doppler Lidar for Wind Measurements,” Opt. Engr. 46(11), 116201-1 to 116201-14 (2007)
UPDATED ON
13 Oct 2009 17:06