Doppler Lidar / Radar Systems

Technologies

Measurement Principle

The system transmits a laser beam into the air, receives the light backscattered by aerosols*, and analyzes the atmospheric properties using the received signal. The signals from moving objects have a Doppler shift proportional to their speed, which enables the velocity of the aerosols to be calculated. As a result, the direction and speed of the wind can be measured.

Since a Doppler Lidar transmits pulses of light repetitively while scanning the backscattered light from aerosols, the range and direction of particles can be measured simultaneously.

*Tiny dust particles with diameters of 1/10 to several microns in the atmosphere.

Measure velocity
Measure range
Measure wind direction and speed

Our Technologies

Long range wind field visualization with original optical amplifier

Planar waveguide optical amplifier
Wind field visualization (radius: 30km)

Highly accurate wind speed measurement

  • Robust signal processing working for both flat and complex terrain
  • Motion compensation for floating systems

Highly data availability

  • Original signal processing adaptive for various atmospheric conditions
  • User friendly maintenance scheme reducing send-back necessity
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