LIDAR MONITORING OF ADVERSE WEATHER

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Authors
  1. Bissonnette, L.R.
  2. Roy, G.
  3. Theriault, J-M.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Valcartier, Valcartier QUE (CAN)
Abstract
The report addresses the use of the lidar as a tool for monitoring adverse weather. The intended application is providing on-line meteorological inputs to tactical decision aids. We review, for the benefit of planenrs and potential users, the principles of operation of the aerosol scattering lidar and the recently developed multiple-field-of-view (MFOV) technique. We then report on the feasibility of two distinct applications: performance of electro-optic sensors and weapons, and remote detection of in-flight icing conditions for helicopters. The outcome is promising and we conclude from there that the MFOV lidar confers sufficient advantages to eventually become an integral part of the sensors/weapons suite of large military platforms.
Keywords
MFOV (Multiple Field Of View);Aviation safety;Adverse weather;Multiple scattering;Inflight icing
Report Number
DREV-9710 —
Date of publication
01 Feb 1998
Number of Pages
38
DSTKIM No
98-00619
CANDIS No
507468
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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