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Remote Sens. 2017, 9(9), 887; doi:10.3390/rs9090887

Sea Wind Measurement by Doppler Navigation System with X-Configured Beams in Rectilinear Flight

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Department of Radio Engineering Systems, Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University, Professora Popova 5, 197376 Saint Petersburg, Russia
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Institute for Computer Technologies and Information Security, Southern Federal University, Chekhova 2, 347922 Taganrog, Russia
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Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Technical University of Košice, Letná 9, 04200 Košice, Slovakia
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Faculty of Aeronautics, Technical University of Košice, Rampová 7, 04121 Košice, Slovakia
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Institute for Radio Engineering Systems and Control, Southern Federal University, Engelsa 1, 347922 Taganrog, Russia
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Academic Editors: Francesco Serafino, Claudio Lugni, Maurizio Brocchini, Xiaofeng Li, Weimin Huang and Prasad S. Thenkabail
Received: 7 June 2017 / Revised: 8 August 2017 / Accepted: 9 August 2017 / Published: 26 August 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Instruments and Methods for Ocean Observation and Monitoring)
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Abstract

We suggest a conceptual approach to the measurement of the near-surface wind vector over water using a Doppler navigation system, in addition to its standard navigation capabilities. We consider a Doppler navigation system with a track-stabilized antenna and x-configuration of its beams. For the measurement of the sea-surface wind, the system operates in the multi-beam scatterometer mode in rectilinear flight. The proposed conceptual design has been validated, and its accuracy for the wind vector measurement has been estimated using Monte Carlo computational simulations. View Full-Text
Keywords: Doppler navigation system; scatterometer; normalized radar cross section; sea wind retrieval; algorithm Doppler navigation system; scatterometer; normalized radar cross section; sea wind retrieval; algorithm
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Nekrasov, A.; Khachaturian, A.; Gamcová, M.; Kurdel, P.; Obukhovets, V.; Veremyev, V.; Bogachev, M. Sea Wind Measurement by Doppler Navigation System with X-Configured Beams in Rectilinear Flight. Remote Sens. 2017, 9, 887.

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