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Detection of organo phosphate vapors and liquids using a CO2 lidar
Author(s): Donald A. Leonard; Thomas Arthur Driscoll; Harold E. Sweeney
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Paper Abstract

In addition 1:0common usage in atmospheric trace species measurements, the CO laser-based differential absorption (DIAL) and differenüal scattering (DISC) lidar sensor is also an extremely powerful tool for the remote detection, localization, identification and quantification of chemical vapors and liquids composed of the organophosphates that are used in insecticides and in deadly chemical warfare nerve agents such as Satin. The authors have designed, fabricated, and tested a C02 DIAL/DISC lidar sensor system that was optimized for the broad, but distinct spectral features, required for organophosphate detection. This paper describes the system, the field tests that were conducted, test results, and data analysis. Spectral pattern recognition techniques were used to obtain a receiver operating characteristic which relates the probability of detection and false a]ann to concentration-path-length products. Key Words: carbon dioxide, lidar, DIAL, DISC, aerosols, chemical agents, pollution

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 1996
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2832, Optical Instruments for Weather Forecasting, (21 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.258883
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Donald A. Leonard, EOO, Inc. (United States)
Thomas Arthur Driscoll, EOO, Inc. (United States)
Harold E. Sweeney, EOO, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2832:
Optical Instruments for Weather Forecasting
Gary W. Kamerman, Editor(s)

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