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Trouble-free compact lidar for in/outdoor atmosphere monitoring
Author(s): Serguei M. Pershin
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Paper Abstract

A relatively simple eye-safe compact GaAlAs lidar with solid state elements for the indoor/outdoor detection of aerosol/dust pollution layers and measuring its range and height has been developed and tested. An important feature of this full trouble-free instrument is the low eye-safe energy level compatible with ANSI standard, low mass, and low voltage circuits with only digital exchange technique, simplicity, and reliablilty. In active operation mode the lidar produces the backscatter coefficient profiles within a hundred meters and estimates of atmosphere turbidity over the road. In a passive mode it can measure a solar radiation flux. An application of this lidar's data for the model tuning in situ is to predict heavy toxic aerosol plume spreading from low sources over the city building or the territory with complex terrain is illustrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 September 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2506, Air Pollution and Visibility Measurements, (20 September 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.221044
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Serguei M. Pershin, Space Research Institute (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2506:
Air Pollution and Visibility Measurements
Peter Fabian; Volker Klein; Maurus Tacke; Konradin Weber; Christian Werner, Editor(s)

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