VERIFICATION OF WIND MEASUREMENT TO 450-METER ALTITUDE WITH MOBILE LASER DOPPLER SYSTEM

The Lockheed mobile atmospheric unit is a laser Doppler velocimeter system designed for the remote sensing of winds. The capability of the laser Doppler velocimeter accurately to measure winds to 150-meter altitude has been previously demonstrated. To assess the capability of the laser Doppler velocimeter to measure winds at higher altitudes, the system was tested adjacent to the 481-meter instrumented WKY-TV television transmission tower at the National Severe Storms Laboratory test site near Norman, Oklahoma. Comparisons between the laser-measured winds and the anemometer-measured winds are presented. The sources of discrepancies between laser-measured wind and anemometer-measured wind are discussed. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Lockheed Missiles and Space Company Incorporated

    P.O. Box 1103 West Station, Research and Engineering Center
    Huntsville, AL  USA  35807
  • Authors:
    • Brashears, M R
    • Eberle, W R
  • Publication Date: 1977-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 263 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00175247
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-RD-77-181 Final Rpt., LMSC-HREC-TR-D497230
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1190
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1978 12:00AM