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Wind speed measurement using forward scattered GPS signals

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4 Author(s)
Garrison, J.L. ; Sch. of Aeronaut. & Astronaut., Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN, USA ; Komjathy, A. ; Zavorotny, V.U. ; Katzberg, S.J.

Instrumentation and retrieval algorithms are described which use the forward scattered range-coded signals from the global positioning system (GPS) radio navigation system for the measurement of sea surface roughness. This roughness has long been known to be dependent upon the surface wind speed. Experiments were conducted from aircraft along the TOPEX ground track and over experimental surface truth buoys. These flights used a receiver capable of recording the cross-correlation power in the reflected signal. The shape of this power distribution was then compared against analytical models, which employ a geometric optics approach. Two techniques for matching these functions were studied. The first recognized the most significant information content in the reflected signal is contained in the trailing edge slope of the waveform. The second attempted to match the complete shape of the waveform by approximating it as a series expansion and obtaining the nonlinear least squares estimate. Discussion is also presented on anomalies in the receiver operation and their identification and correction

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Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:40 ,  Issue: 1 )