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Simple signal-to-noise parameterization scheme to assess lidar performance and its applications
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Paper Abstract

A general methodology for rating both performance and potential of lidar systems used for detection of atmospheric trace constituents is developed. This is carried out via a generalized figure of merit, V, for lidar quality by consideration of both lidar system parameters and atmospheric operating conditions on signal-to-noise-ratio. Based on V and atmospheric parameters, computer simulations are carried out and simple design procedures are outlined to determine achievable lidar performance and ensure the best monitoring efficiency for a given set of initial requirements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 November 2004
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5571, Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere IX, (30 November 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.566067
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Ravil R. Agishev, CUNY/City College (United States)
Kazan State Technical Univ. (Russia)
Adolfo Comeron, Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain)
Barry M. Gross, CUNY/City College (United States)
Fred Moshary, CUNY/City College (United States)
Samir Ahmed, CUNY/City College (United States)
Alexander A. Gilerson, CUNY/City College (United States)
Valery A. Vlasov, Kazan State Technical Univ. (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5571:
Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere IX
Adolfo Comeron; Michel R. Carleer; Richard H. Picard; Nicolaos I. Sifakis, Editor(s)

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