32nd Conference on Broadcast Meteorology/31st Conference on Radar Meteorology/Fifth Conference on Coastal Atmospheric and Oceanic Prediction and Processes

Thursday, 7 August 2003
A High Altitude Solid State Millimeter-wave Cloud Radar
Stephen M. Sekelsky, Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA; and T. Tooman and W. Bolton
The University of Massachusetts Microwave Remote Sensing Laboratory (UMass-MIRSL) has demonstrated the first highly sensitive solid-state 95 GHz airborne cloud radar. This compact Millimeter-wave Radar (CMR) flew on the NASA Proteus during a series of engineering and science flights in a field campaign organized by the U.S. Department of Energy Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Unmanned Aerospace Vehicle (ARM-UAV) program. CMR has a number of innovative RF and digital technologies that are detailed in this paper. In addition we present a critical performance evaluation comparing CMR measurements with those taken with a well-known pulse radar

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