Accession Number:

ADA190600

Title:

Infrared Differential Absorption Lidar for Vapor Detection

Descriptive Note:

Contractor rept. 1983-1984

Corporate Author:

SRI INTERNATIONAL MENLO PARK CA

Report Date:

1988-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

Ground-mobile and airborne carbon dioxide laser systems were developed to measure vapor clouds using differential absorption lidar DIAL techniques. Field testing with the ground-mobile lidar detected a vapor cloud at 7 km using the return signal from a topographic target at a range of 8.5 km. Range-resolved detection enabled mapping of vapor cloud concentration to a range of at least 1 km. The airborne lidar mapped vertically integrated, cross-cloud gas concentrations at 3 km and detected vapor clouds 7 km downwind from the vapor source. Keywords Standoff detection, Remote detection.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE