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Optical Engineering • Open Access

Dual-polarization airborne lidar for freshwater fisheries management and research
Author(s): Michael R. Roddewig; Nathan J. Pust; James H. Churnside; Joseph A. Shaw

Paper Abstract

The design of a compact, dual-polarization, nonscanning lidar system intended to fly in a small, single-engine aircraft for airborne study of freshwater marine ecosystems and mapping of fish schools in mountain lakes is discussed. Design trade-offs are presented with special attention paid to selecting the field of view and telescope aperture diameter. Example results and a comparison with a similar existing lidar system are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 2017
PDF: 11 pages
Opt. Eng. 56(3) 031221 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.56.3.031221
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 56, Issue 3
Show Author Affiliations
Michael R. Roddewig, Montana State Univ. (United States)
Nathan J. Pust, Montana State Univ. (United States)
James H. Churnside, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (United States)
Joseph A. Shaw, Montana State Univ. (United States)

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