30 November 2004 Simple signal-to-noise parameterization scheme to assess lidar performance and its applications
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A general methodology for rating both performance and potential of lidar systems used for detection of atmospheric trace constituents is developed. This is carried out via a generalized figure of merit, V, for lidar quality by consideration of both lidar system parameters and atmospheric operating conditions on signal-to-noise-ratio. Based on V and atmospheric parameters, computer simulations are carried out and simple design procedures are outlined to determine achievable lidar performance and ensure the best monitoring efficiency for a given set of initial requirements.
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Ravil R. Agishev, Adolfo Comeron, Barry M. Gross, Fred Moshary, Samir Ahmed, Alexander A. Gilerson, Valery A. Vlasov, "Simple signal-to-noise parameterization scheme to assess lidar performance and its applications", Proc. SPIE 5571, Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere IX, (30 November 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.566067; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.566067
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