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Portable nanojoule backscatter lidar for environmental sensing
Author(s): Serguei M. Pershin; Aleksei V. Bukharin; V. N. Makarov; V. M. Linkin; D. Patsaev; Ivan Prochazka; Karel Hamal
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Paper Abstract

The eye-safe (500 nJ per pulse) portable lidar with a wavelength of 0.840 micrometers has been designed. Operating as a photon counter, it allows to measure a distance to objects within a 5 km range with an accuracy of 5 m and backscatter coefficients with an accuracy of 2 * 10-7 (msr)-1. Results of some applications are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 December 1992
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 1752, Current Developments in Optical Design and Optical Engineering II, (10 December 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.130741
Show Author Affiliations
Serguei M. Pershin, Space Research Institute (Russia)
Aleksei V. Bukharin, Space Research Institute (Russia)
V. N. Makarov, Space Research Institute (Russia)
V. M. Linkin, Space Research Institute (Russia)
D. Patsaev, Space Research Institute (Russia)
Ivan Prochazka, Technical Univ. (Czech Republic)
Karel Hamal, Technical Univ. (Czech Republic)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1752:
Current Developments in Optical Design and Optical Engineering II
Robert E. Fischer; Warren J. Smith, Editor(s)

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