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Design and development of micro pulse lidar for cloud and aerosol studies
Author(s): P. K. Dubey; B. C. Arya; Y. Nazeer Ahammed; Arun Kumar; P. S. Kulkarni; S. L. Jain
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Paper Abstract

A micro pulse lidar (MPL) has been indigenously designed and developed at the National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi using a 532 nm, 500 pico second pulsed laser having average power of 50mW (at 7.5 KHz PRR). Photon counting technique has been incorporated using the conventional optics, multichannel scaler (Stanford Research Systems SR430) and high sensitive photomultiplier tube. The sensitivity, range and bin etc are computer controlled in the present system. The interfacing between MPL and computer has been achieved by serial (RS232) and parallel printer port. The necessary software and graphical user interface has been developed using visual basic. In addition to this the telescope cover status sensing circuit has been incorporated to avoid conflict between dark count and background acquisition. The micro pulse lidar will be used for the aerosol, boundary layer and the cloud studies at a bin resolution of 6 meters. In the present communication the details of the system and preliminary results will be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 December 2008
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7153, Lidar Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring IX, 71530V (9 December 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.804923
Show Author Affiliations
P. K. Dubey, National Physical Lab. (India)
B. C. Arya, National Physical Lab. (India)
Y. Nazeer Ahammed, National Physical Lab. (India)
Arun Kumar, National Physical Lab. (India)
P. S. Kulkarni, National Physical Lab. (India)
S. L. Jain, National Physical Lab. (India)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7153:
Lidar Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring IX
Upendra N. Singh; Kazuhiro Asai; Achuthan Jayaraman, Editor(s)

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