Abstract

The use of airborne laser radar (lidar) to measure wind velocities and to detect turbulence in front of an aircraft in real time can significantly increase fuel efficiency, flight safety, and terminal area capacity. We describe the flight-test results for two coherent lidar airborne shear sensor (CLASS) systems and discuss their agreement with our theoretical simulations. The 10.6-μm CO2 system (CLASS-10) is a flying brassboard; the 2.02-μm Tm:YAG solid-state system (CLASS-2) is configured in a rugged, lightweight, high-performance package. Both lidars have shown a wind measurement accuracy of better than 1 m/s. © 1996 Optical Society of America

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Coherent lidar airborne windshear sensor: performance evaluation

Russell Targ, Michael J. Kavaya, R. Milton Huffaker, and Roland L. Bowles
Appl. Opt. 30(15) 2013-2026 (1991)

Coherent launch-site atmospheric wind sounder: theory and experiment

James G. Hawley, Russell Targ, Sammy W. Henderson, Charley P. Hale, Michael J. Kavaya, and Daniel Moerder
Appl. Opt. 32(24) 4557-4568 (1993)

Remote sensing of multi-level wind fields with high-energy airborne scanning coherent Doppler lidar

Jeffry Rothermel, Lisa D. Olivier, Robert M. Banta, R. Michael Hardesty, James N. Howell, Dean R. Cutten, Steven C. Johnson, Robert T. Menzies, and David M. Tratt
Opt. Express 2(2) 40-50 (1998)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (14)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Tables (2)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article tables are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (5)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription