We evaluate the mean velocity estimator performance for coherent Doppler lidar measurements of wind fields with wind shear and nonuniform system response as a function of target range. Performance of the velocity estimates is characterized by the bias and standard deviation that are determined by computer simulations. Results are for solid-state lasers with a Gaussian transmitted pulse. We consider data with high signal energy that produces negligible random outliers.
© 1997 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: February 26, 1997
Revised Manuscript: June 13, 1997
Published: October 20, 1997
Brian T. Lottman and Rod G. Frehlich, "Evaluation of coherent Doppler lidar velocity estimators in nonstationary regimes," Appl. Opt. 36, 7906-7918 (1997)