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Lidar Intercomparison Facility
STATUS
Available
AVAILABILITY
Generally available with advanced planning
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An outdoor facility permits up to four lidar systems to be pointed in the same direction at +6.1 degrees elevation with 32 foot offset spacing. Target lights are at a range of 677 m for pointing and range calibration. Atmospheric measurements beyond the target lights may be compared for equal atmosphere, equal location, and equal direction. Comparison of a lidar system with other lidar systems eliminates the problems of measurement volume, location and time differences. This is especially important for wind measuring lidars.
CONTACT
Michael J. Kavaya
NASA Langley Research Center
Mail code 468 Hampton, Virginia 23681 USA
757-864-1606
michael.j.kavaya@nasa.gov
SPECIFICATIONS
Facility TypeGovernment
LocationHampton, Virginia USA, outdoors
PurposeLidar Intercomparison using parallel beams
REFERENCES
M. J. Kavaya, G. J. Koch, M. Petros, J.Y. Beyon, F. Amzajerdian, J. Yu, and U. N. Singh, “Test Bed Doppler Wind Lidar and Intercomparison Facility at NASA Langley,” Proc. SPIE 5653, p. 167, Fourth International Asia-Pacific Environmental Remote Sensing Symposium, Conference on Lidar Remote Sensing for Industry and Environmental Monitoring AE102, Honolulu, HI (8-12 Nov 2004)
REMARKS
Electrical power for the lidar systems is available.
UPDATED ON
13 Oct 2009 17:01