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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 1984
  • pp: 2488–2491

On-line data system for a cw laser Doppler anemometer

Friedrich Köpp, Felix Bachstein, and Christian Werner  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 23, Issue 15, pp. 2488-2491 (1984)

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The DFVLR infrared Doppler lidar has been equipped with an on-line data system. It utilizes a peak-finder circuit, a transient recorder, and a microcomputer to evaluate a certain wind quantity from temporal series of measured radial wind components. By means of one example, i.e., the determination of vertical wind profiles in the atmospheric boundary layer, the efficiency of the on-line data system is shown. It takes between 3 and 7 min to derive a profile of wind vectors from the surface up to a 750-m height.

© 1984 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: October 5, 1983
Published: August 1, 1984

Friedrich Köpp, Felix Bachstein, and Christian Werner, "On-line data system for a cw laser Doppler anemometer," Appl. Opt. 23, 2488-2491 (1984)

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