NASA three-laser airborne differential absorption lidar system electronics
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NASA three-laser airborne differential absorption lidar system electronics by Robert J Allen

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Published by Dept. of Physics, School of Sciences and Health Professions, Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va .
Written in English


  • Lasers,
  • Astronautics -- United States -- Optical communication systems

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Statementby Robert J. Allen and Gary E. Copeland, principal investigator ; prepared for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Langley Research Center under cooperative agreement NCC1-32 ; submitted by the Old Dominion University Research Foundation
SeriesNASA-CR -- 174293, Technical report -- PTR-84-3, NASA contractor report -- 174293, Technical report (Old Dominion University. School of Sciences and Health Professions. Dept. of Physics) -- no. PTR-84-3
ContributionsCopeland, Gary E, Langley Research Center, Old Dominion University. Research Foundation, Old Dominion University. Dept. of Physics
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v.
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Open LibraryOL14929229M

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To measure ozone as well as aerosols, NASA Langley scientists use a specialized lidar called the airborne Ultraviolet (UV) Differential Absorption Lidar (DIAL). These researchers have used ground-based DIAL systems since the mids and airborne UV DIAL systems since the early s. Abstract. A multipurpose airborne differential absorption lidar (DIAL) system has been recently developed at the NASA Langley Research Center to remotely measure the profiles of various gases and aerosols in diverse atmospheric by: • Ozone Differential Absorption Lidar (DIAL) Profiles (λ on= nm & λ off = nm) • Aerosol & Cloud Scattering Ratio Profiles (, , & nm) • Simultaneous Nadir and Zenith Ozone & Aerosol Profiling • Nadir Aerosol Depolarization Profiles ( nm) • Deployed on NASA DC-8 for TRACE-P (), INTEX NA () Browell et al., J File Size: 3MB.   LIDAR comes in three major varieties: range finders, DIAL(DIfferential Absorption LIDAR), and Doppler DIAL. Range Finder – Conceptually, the simplest LIDAR to understand is the range finder, like one used on a golf course to determine the distance to the hole. In a range finder, a laser sends out a pulse and a receiver, often little more than.