Accession Number:

ADA218787

Title:

MEGALIDAR Proof-of-Concept Demonstration

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. Jun 1988-Jun 1989,

Corporate Author:

GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH INST ATLANTA ELECTROMAGNETICS LAB

Report Date:

1989-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

168.0

Abstract:

This report describes the MEGALIDAR proof-of-concept demonstration performed on the 100-inch collimator to demonstrate the capability of the MEGALIDAR to measure atmospheric densities to altitudes up to 80 km. The report presents a description of the lidar NdYAG laser transmitter, receiver and data acquisition subsystem as well as a description of the steps in adapting the collimator facility to accommodate the lidar system. The results of a series of measurements to altitudes up to 85 km are presented along with the measurement method and analyses procedures. Recommendations, based on experience during the demonstration, for improvement of the collimator facility for lidar are given. EDC

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE