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Aerosol identification using a hybrid active/passive system
Author(s): Francis M. D'Amico; Raphael P. Moon; Charles E. Davidson
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Paper Abstract

Recent experimental work has shown that passive systems such as hyperspectral FTIR and frequency-tunable IR cameras have application in detection of biological aerosols. This provided the motivation for a new detection technique, which we call Aerosol Ranging Spectroscopy (ARS), whereby a scattering LIDAR is used to augment passive spectrometer data to determine the location and optical depth of the aerosol plume. When the two systems are co-aligned or boresighted, the hybrid data product provides valuable enhancements for signal exploitation of the passive spectral data. This paper presents the motivation and theoretical basis for the ARS technique. A prototype implementation of an ARS system will also be described, along with preliminary results from recent outdoor field experiments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 September 2005
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5887, Lidar Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring VI, 58870P (12 September 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.620539
Show Author Affiliations
Francis M. D'Amico, U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Ctr. (United States)
Raphael P. Moon, U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Ctr. (United States)
Charles E. Davidson, Science and Technology Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5887:
Lidar Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring VI
Upendra N. Singh, Editor(s)

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