SWA Environment Laser Division: Lidar Documents and Products
Since 1983, Simpson Weather Associates has been funded by NASA, NOAA, U.S. DoD, CNRS, Lockheed, General Electric, Northrop Grumman and Ball Aerospace to develop simulation models for space-based and airborne Doppler lidar wind measuring systems. Since 2002, the Integrated Program Office (IPO) has funded the development of a coherent DWL that can be mounted in a Navy Twin Otter aircraft, NASA's P3 Earth Science Aircraft;or trailer for participation in a variety of airborne and ground based field programs. The integration of lidar technology with SWA's capabilities in atmospheric research makes us an unique resource to agencies interested in lidar wind measurements.
SWA's Doppler Wind Lidar Documents and Products
Collection of Published Requests for Global Wind Observations (PDF)
Global Tropospheric Wind Sounder Mission Requirements (PDF)
Target Atmosphere Profiles for Doppler Lidar Trade Studies