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Miniature aerosol lidar for automated airborne application
Author(s): Renaud Matthey; Valentin Mitev; Gaetano Mileti; Vladislav S. Makarov; Alexander V. Turin; Marco Morandi; Vincenzo Santacesaria
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Paper Abstract

The Russian Mjasishchev 55 (M-55) <<Geophysica>> high altitude aircraft is dedicated to atmospheric science research. It carries onboard a set of mutually complementary instruments for in- situ and remote sensing. The Green Miniature Aerosol Lidar (GMAL) has been developed to operate automatically on this platform. It is a short-range, zenith-looking, depolarization elastic-backscatter lidar based on a 532 nm micro-chip Nd-YAG laser. Compact, low-power consuming, it stands in a 27-litre isolating and warmed hermetic box. The device participated successfully to an extended test campaign in Italy during December 1998 and January 1999, and to the APE/THESEO campaign in the Indian Ocean during February-March 1999. It also showed capabilities for unattended measurement of the low troposphere from the ground. Description of the instrument and preliminary results are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 September 2000
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4035, Laser Radar Technology and Applications V, (5 September 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.397821
Show Author Affiliations
Renaud Matthey, Observatoire de Neuchatel (Switzerland)
Valentin Mitev, Observatoire de Neuchatel (Switzerland)
Gaetano Mileti, Observatoire de Neuchatel (Switzerland)
Vladislav S. Makarov, Space Research Institute (Russia)
Alexander V. Turin, Space Research Institute (Russia)
Marco Morandi, Istituto di Ricerca sulle Onde Elettromagnetiche (Italy)
Vincenzo Santacesaria, Istituto de Ricerca sulle Onde Elettromagnetiche (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4035:
Laser Radar Technology and Applications V
Gary W. Kamerman; Upendra N. Singh; Christian Werner; Vasyl V. Molebny, Editor(s)

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