13 September 1994 Compact atmospheric lidar instrument (C-ATLID)
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The instrument design and performance are described in this paper. C-ATLID is a backscatter LIDAR using a solid-state Nd-YAG (1.06 micrometers wavelength) and a 0.6 m diameter telescope. A linear scanning (+/- 23) is used in order to achieve the required swathwidth (700 Km). The selected concept consists in a lightweight scanning telescope associated to a contra-rotative flywheel. The detector is a silicon Avalanche Photodiode. The instrument fits on a half nadir sub-panel of the ENVISAT platform, and the thermal control is designed to be independent of the neighbor instruments.
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Didier Morancais, Rainer Sesselmann, Martin Hueber, "Compact atmospheric lidar instrument (C-ATLID)", Proc. SPIE 2209, Space Optics 1994: Earth Observation and Astronomy, (13 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.185248; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.185248
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