Augmented Reality Based Doppler Lidar Data Visualization: Promises and Challenges

N. W. Cherukuru, Ronald Calhoun

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Augmented reality (AR) is a technology in which the enables the user to view virtual content as if it existed in real world. We are exploring the possibility of using this technology to view radial velocities or processed wind vectors from a Doppler wind lidar, thus giving the user an ability to see the wind in a literal sense. This approach could find possible applications in aviation safety, atmospheric data visualization as well as in weather education and public outreach. As a proof of concept, we used the lidar data from a recent field campaign and developed a smartphone application to view the lidar scan in augmented reality. In this paper, we give a brief methodology of this feasibility study, present the challenges and promises of using AR technology in conjunction with Doppler wind lidars.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number14006
JournalEPJ Web of Conferences
StatePublished - Jun 7 2016
Event27th International Laser Radar Conference, ILRC 2015 - New York, United States
Duration: Jul 5 2015Jul 10 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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