Accession Number:

ADA123701

Title:

Shipboard Visibility Measurement System Definition Study.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

OPTIMETRICS INC LAS CRUCES NM

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

161.0

Abstract:

A study has been performed to define the required characteristics of a shipboard Light-Detection-and Ranging LIDAR system to be used for shipboard aerosol extinction measurements at visible and infrared wavelengths. The study is based on an evaluation of several elements including a characterization of maritime aerosol scattering and extinction, an evaluation of various LIDAR system configurations and the practical considerations involved in the use of a shipboard LIDAR measurement system. Performance of an existing hand-held LIDAR system and a suggested upgraded version of this system have been performed and compared. Eye safety considerations and system operating parameters including laser source pulse energy and operating wavelength as well as optical system size have been considered. Recommendations for the development and use of a prototype shipboard LIDAR system have been developed and are included. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Optical Detection and Detectors
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE