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General-purpose lidar system model with experimental validation in fog, oil, and smoke conditions
Author(s): John W. Giles; Isaac N. Bankman; Raymond M. Sova; William J. Green; Tonette R.M. King; F. J. Marcotte; Donald Dean Duncan; John A. Millard
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Paper Abstract

A general-purpose remote sensing lidar system model has been developed for use with aerosol targets as well as hard targets in various atmospheric conditions and battlefield aerosol smoke conditions to model the actual analogue return waveform. A description of the model with equations and some of the aerosol parameters are presented. An empirically determined impulse response function from a commercially developed short-range system that operates at 0.905 micrometers is used in the prediction of the analogue output waveform for this particular system. The computed waveforms show the effects of backscatter for aerosol smoke conditions. Some experimental validation of the model for a hard target in military fog oil smoke is shown. This model will be used to predict performance of the current lidar sensor as well as other senors under various other atmospheric and battlefield smoke conditions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 January 2002
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4484, Lidar Remote Sensing for Industry and Environment Monitoring II, (9 January 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.452778
Show Author Affiliations
John W. Giles, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Isaac N. Bankman, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Raymond M. Sova, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
William J. Green, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Tonette R.M. King, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
F. J. Marcotte, John Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Donald Dean Duncan, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
John A. Millard, Raytheon Electronic Systems (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4484:
Lidar Remote Sensing for Industry and Environment Monitoring II
Upendra N. Singh, Editor(s)

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