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NEXLASER: an unattended tropospheric aerosol and ozone lidar
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the development of a laboratory prototype unattended LIDAR system to measure aerosol profiles to 10km and ozone profiles to 3km. One consideration in an unattended system is a robust, eye-safe optical design that can provide the necessary signal levels and dynamic range to produce profiles at required height, resolution, and accuracy. An equally important consideration is a set of algorithms to compute aerosol and ozone profiles under a range of atmospheric conditions. NEXLASER employs an atmospheric state model to help identify and adapt to the varied conditions it must encounter. The signal-to-noise requirements of the algorithms are demonstrated and related back to hardware design. Performance of the system is demonstrated with simulated atmospheric conditions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 July 2002
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4723, Laser Radar Technology and Applications VII, (29 July 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.476409
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John M. Stewart, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
Gary G. Gimmestad, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
David W. Roberts, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
Leanne L. West, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
Jack W. Wood, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4723:
Laser Radar Technology and Applications VII
Gary W. Kamerman, Editor(s)

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