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Prospects for geostationary doppler weather radar

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dc.contributor.author Tanelli, Simone
dc.contributor.author Fang, Houfei
dc.contributor.author Durden, Stephen L.
dc.contributor.author Im, Eastwood
dc.contributor.author Rhamat-Samii, Yahya
dc.date.accessioned 2014-12-17T20:27:22Z
dc.date.available 2014-12-17T20:27:22Z
dc.date.issued 2009-05-04
dc.identifier.citation IEEE RadarCon09, Pasadena, California, May 4-8, 2009 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 08-4165
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/44867
dc.description.abstract A novel mission concept, namely NEXRAD in Space (NIS), was developed for detailed monitoring of hurricanes, cyclones, and severe storms from a geostationary orbit. This mission concept requires a space deployable 35-m diameter reflector that operates at 35-GHz with a surface figure accuracy requirement of 0.21 mm RMS. This reflector is well beyond the current state-of-the-art. To implement this mission concept, several potential technologies associated with large, lightweight, spaceborne reflectors have been investigated by this study. These spaceborne reflector technologies include mesh reflector technology, inflatable membrane reflector technology and Shape Memory Polymer reflector technology. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2009 en_US
dc.subject Nexrad-in-Space en_US
dc.subject Precipitation Radar en_US
dc.subject cloud radar en_US
dc.subject CloudSat en_US
dc.subject EarthCARE en_US
dc.subject ACE en_US
dc.title Prospects for geostationary doppler weather radar en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US


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