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Computer model study of pseudorandom noise modulation continuous-wave (PRN-cw) backscatter lidar
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Paper Abstract

We present a computer model for simulation of PRN-cw atmospheric backscatter lidar performances. The program for calculation operates on a PC type computer. The model covers a variety of cases for the lidar platforms: satellite borne (nadir-looking), airborne (both nadir- and zenith-looking) and ground based. The estimation of the lidar response function includes the following inputs: A) ESA/ATLID cloud and aerosol backscatter/extinction model and molecular atmosphere backscatter and extinction model, based on US standard atmosphere. B) Terrain surface function model. C) Different M-sequences modulation formats, sub-system parameters and solar background.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 September 1995
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2505, Lidar and Atmospheric Sensing, (15 September 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.219633
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Renaud Matthey, Observatory of Neuchatel (Switzerland)
Valentin Mitev, Observatory of Neuchatel (Switzerland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2505:
Lidar and Atmospheric Sensing
Richard J. Becherer, Editor(s)

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