A system of atmospheric remote sensing instruments that utilize a common phased-array acoustic antenna so as to take temperature and wind measurements over a wide range of altitudes. One of the atmospheric remote sensing instruments in the system is a monostatic SODAR (32) that takes wind measurements by transmitting pulses of acoustic energy into the atmosphere and then measuring received reflected acoustic energy. The acoustic pulses are both transmitted and received by the common phased-array acoustic antenna (36). Another of the atmopsheric remote sensing instruments in the system is a wind profiling radar (34) that takes wind measurements by transmitting pulses of electromagnetic energy into the atmosphere and then measuring received backscattered electromagnetic energy. The pulses are both transmitted and received by a phased-array radar antenna (38). The final atmospheric remote sensing instrument in the system is a RASS (30) that takes temperature measurements by transmitting and receiving electromagnetic energy into the atmosphere.

Title
Atmospheric remote sensing instrument system
Application Number
PCT/US1995/016130
Publication Number
1996/018916
Application Date
December 13, 1995
Publication Date
June 20, 1996
Inventor
Smith Michael V
Peterman K Russell
Agent
KLAUBER Stefan J
Assignee
Radian Corporation
IPC
G01W 01/02
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