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19 May 2006 Assessment of scan-only operations of lidar for the detection and discrimination of biological clouds
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The Joint Biological Standoff Detection System (JBSDS) Program has developed a lidar system for detecting and discriminating biological clouds at a standoff range. The lidar typically scans near the horizon to detect a cloud and then "stares" at the cloud for a time period to ensure adequate signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) to discriminate if the cloud is biological. This paper proposes an alternative to the scan-and-stare approach; i.e., to scan only. The analysis results of lidar data obtained from field tests conducted in 2004 at Dugway Proving Ground (DPG) in Utah suggest that scan-only operations without staring would improve SNR for detection and discrimination and provide operational advantages.
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Kang H. Kwon "Assessment of scan-only operations of lidar for the detection and discrimination of biological clouds", Proc. SPIE 6218, Chemical and Biological Sensing VII, 62180H (19 May 2006); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.665492
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