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Noncoherent DIAL range performance with non-Gaussian noise
Author(s): H. Irvin Brock; James C. Sentell
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Paper Abstract

The idealized performance of a direct-detection differential absorption lidar (DIAL) with an atmospheric backscatter reference has been previously formulated using a radar range equation for meteorological echoes. Performance of several systems is describe here under the assumptions of non- Gaussian speckle and log-normal atmospheric differential backscatter noise. Performance evaluations are presented in detail for a NO2 detection system. Discussions on the preferred wavelengths for candidate gases, and a review of a new laser radar DIAL performance equation are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 August 1997
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3065, Laser Radar Technology and Applications II, (6 August 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.281030
Show Author Affiliations
H. Irvin Brock, Coleman Research Corp. (United States)
James C. Sentell, Coleman Research Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3065:
Laser Radar Technology and Applications II
Gary W. Kamerman, Editor(s)

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