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Accession Number N14-0002689
Title Hurricane Imaging Radiometer: Present and Future.
Publication Date Jul 2013
Media Count 3p
Personal Author C. S. Ruf D. Cecil E. W. Uhlhorn J. Johnson J. B. Roberts M. Morris M. W. James P. G. Black S. Farrar S. Sahawneh S. K. Biswas T. L. Miller W. L. Jones
Abstract The Hurricane Imaging Radiometer (HIRAD) is an airborne passive microwave radiometer designed to provide high resolution, wide swath imagery of surface wind speed in tropical cyclones from a low profile planar antenna with no mechanical scanning. Wind speed and rain rate images from HIRAD's first field campaign (GRIP, 2010) are presented here followed, by a discussion on the performance of the newly installed thermal control system during the 2012 HS3 campaign. The paper ends with a discussion on the next generation dual polarization HIRAD antenna (already designed) for a future system capable of measuring wind direction as well as wind speed.
Keywords Airborne equipment
Ground wind
Hurricanes
Imagery
Imaging techniques
Radiometers
Rain
Temperature control
Tropical storms
Wind direction

 
Source Agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NTIS Subject Category 55C - Meteorological Data Collection, Analysis, & Weather Forecast
88B - Information Systems
82B - Photographic Techniques & Equipment
82C - Recording Devices
Corporate Author National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Huntsville, AL. George C. Marshall Space Flight Center.
Document Type Conference proceedings
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1422
Contract Number N/A

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