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Journal of Applied Remote Sensing • Open Access

Application of modified difference absorption method to stand-off detection of alcohol in simulated car cabins
Author(s): Jan Kubicki; Jaroslaw Mlynczak; Krzysztof Kopczyński

Paper Abstract

Some aspects of stand-off detection of alcohol in simulated car cabins are described. The proposed method is the well-known “difference absorption” method applied to the differential absorption lidar system, modified by taking advantage of a third laser beam. The modification was motivated by the familiar physical phenomena such as dispersion and different absorption coefficients in window panes for applied laser wavelengths. The mathematical expressions for the method were derived and confirmed by experiments. The presented investigations indicate that the method can be successfully applied to stand-off detection of ethyl alcohol in moving cars.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 July 2013
PDF: 14 pages
J. Appl. Rem. Sens. 7(1) 073529 doi: 10.1117/1.JRS.7.073529
Published in: Journal of Applied Remote Sensing Volume 7, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
Jan Kubicki, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Jaroslaw Mlynczak, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Krzysztof Kopczyński, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)

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