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Journal of Applied Remote Sensing

Parameter design of a biaxial lidar ceilometer
Author(s): Eduard Gregorio Lopez; Francesc Rocadenbosch; Jordi Tiana-Alsina; Adolfo Comeron; Ricardo Sanz; Joan R. Rosell-Polo
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents parameter design methodology and related optomechanical engineering of a 905-nm diode-laser biaxial, eye-safe lidar ceilometer prototype for cloud-height monitoring. Starting with a brief review of the state-of-the-art ceilometer technology, acceptable parameter ranges are identified for the key system parts. Parameter tuning is achieved by imposing goal criteria on the simulated signal-to-noise ratio and laser-telescope overlap factor. The system is based on a low-cost pulsed semiconductor laser, low-cost Fresnel-lens telescope, a low-noise-equivalent power avalanche-photodiode optoelectronic receiver, and collimating/focusing adjustable parts. Finally, preliminary test measurements are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 July 2012
PDF: 20 pages
J. Appl. Remote Sens. 6(1) 063546 doi: 10.1117/1.JRS.6.063546
Published in: Journal of Applied Remote Sensing Volume 6, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
Eduard Gregorio Lopez, Univ. de Lleida (Spain)
Francesc Rocadenbosch, Univ. Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain)
Jordi Tiana-Alsina, Univ. Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain)
Adolfo Comeron, Univ. Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain)
Ricardo Sanz, Univ. de Lleida (Spain)
Joan R. Rosell-Polo, Univ. de Lleida (Spain)

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