The algorithm and the associated errors in measuring the wind velocity component by the photoncounting correlation method
Abstract
An algorithm is proposed for determining the wind velocity by a correlation lidar with photoncounting signal detection. The algorithm is based on the parabolic approximation of the least squares estimates of the correlation function. The measurement error resulting from signal and noise fluctuations in the receive channel, laser emission energy, and transparency is estimated; simple expressions for estimating the measurement error are obtained. The efficiency of the algorithm is verified through numerical modeling of a correlation wind velocity meter.
 Publication:

Avtometriia
 Pub Date:
 December 1987
 Bibcode:
 1987Avtme.......79A
 Keywords:

 Correlation Detection;
 Instrument Errors;
 Optical Measurement;
 Wind Velocity Measurement;
 Algorithms;
 Optical Radar;
 Photons;
 Quantum Counters;
 Radar Measurement;
 Theorem Proving;
 Lasers and Masers