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Airborne lidar for simultaneous measurement of column CO2 and water vapor in the atmosphere
Author(s): Upendra N. Singh; Mulugeta Petros; Tamer F. Refaat; Charles W. Antill; Ruben Remus; Jirong Yu
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Paper Abstract

The 2-micron wavelength region is suitable for atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) measurements due to the existence of distinct absorption feathers for the gas at this particular wavelength. For more than 20 years, researchers at NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC) have developed several high-energy and high repetition rate 2-micron pulsed lasers. This paper will provide status and details of an airborne 2-micron triple-pulse integrated path differential absorption (IPDA) lidar. The development of this active optical remote sensing IPDA instrument is targeted for measuring both CO2 and water vapor (H2O) in the atmosphere from an airborne platform. This presentation will focus on the advancement of the 2-micron triple-pulse IPDA lidar development. Updates on the state-of-the-art triple-pulse laser transmitter will be presented including the status of seed laser locking, wavelength control, receiver telescope, detection system and data acquisition. Future plans for the IPDA lidar system for ground integration, testing and flight validation will also be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 October 2016
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 10006, Lidar Technologies, Techniques, and Measurements for Atmospheric Remote Sensing XII, 1000602 (24 October 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2245509
Show Author Affiliations
Upendra N. Singh, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Mulugeta Petros, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Tamer F. Refaat, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Charles W. Antill, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Ruben Remus, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Jirong Yu, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10006:
Lidar Technologies, Techniques, and Measurements for Atmospheric Remote Sensing XII
Upendra N. Singh; Doina Nicoleta Nicolae, Editor(s)

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