TY - JOUR

T1 - Filtering algorithm of airborne Doppler lidar measurements for improved wind estimation

AU - Misaka, Takashi

AU - Nakabayashi, Fábio K.

AU - Obayashi, Shigeru

AU - Inokuchi, Hamaki

N1 - Publisher Copyright:
© 2015 The Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences.

PY - 2015

Y1 - 2015

N2 - In this paper, we describe a filtering algorithm for removing the error of wind velocity arises in airborne Doppler lidar measurements. The algorithm is based on the Kalman filter with a simplified Kalman gain, which assumes zero variance for correct wind velocity and infinite variance for incorrect wind velocity. The algorithm is applied to 17,487 seconds of airborne Doppler lidar measurements, where a sequence of measurements along the lidar's measurement range is obtained every one second. The reduction of incorrect wind velocity is evaluated at the distance where correct wind velocity exists at least 20-30% of the time out of all measurements. The average standard deviation of filtered wind velocity at the above mentioned distance results in 17.2% of the original value, which is similar magnitude to correct measurements.

AB - In this paper, we describe a filtering algorithm for removing the error of wind velocity arises in airborne Doppler lidar measurements. The algorithm is based on the Kalman filter with a simplified Kalman gain, which assumes zero variance for correct wind velocity and infinite variance for incorrect wind velocity. The algorithm is applied to 17,487 seconds of airborne Doppler lidar measurements, where a sequence of measurements along the lidar's measurement range is obtained every one second. The reduction of incorrect wind velocity is evaluated at the distance where correct wind velocity exists at least 20-30% of the time out of all measurements. The average standard deviation of filtered wind velocity at the above mentioned distance results in 17.2% of the original value, which is similar magnitude to correct measurements.

KW - Airborne doppler lidar

KW - Atmospheric turbulence

KW - Filtering algorithm

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U2 - 10.2322/tjsass.58.149

DO - 10.2322/tjsass.58.149

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84929463482

SN - 0549-3811

VL - 58

SP - 149

EP - 155

JO - Transactions of the Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences

JF - Transactions of the Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences

IS - 3

ER -