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4-Dimensional Remote Sensing of the Marine Boundary Layer with a Digital Beamforming Radar Wind Profiler
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This proposal describes a proposed four-dimensional turbulence profiling radar for shipboard use. This radar, termed the Turbulent Eddy Profiler (TEP), is a unique system that continuolusly monitors the intensity of atmospheric turbulence over approximately three thousand volume cells and updates these measurements several times a minute. Using a technique called digital beamforming the TEP system simultaneoulsy monitors all pixels within the field of view of the radar, making TEP a true four-dimensional remote sensing tool. The proposal details our objective of developing a shipboard TEP system, designed specifically for Marine Boundary Layer (MBL) research. During phase I, Quadrant Engineering will interact with scientists and engineers participating in the MBL Accelerated Research Initiative (ARI), supported by ONR, to design a system to meet the scientific needs of the program.
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