17 November 2014 Development of a scanning micro-pulse lidar for aerosol and cloud detection
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A scanning micro-pulse lidar (MPL) was developed by Institute of Oceanographic Instrumentation, Shandong Academy of Sciences, which can be used for routine observations of optical properties, temporal and spatial variation of atmospheric aerosol and cloud in the lower troposphere. In addition to the optical system design, the design of 3 dimensional (3-D) scanning system controlled by servo motors is analyzed, including servo motor selection and mechanical design. Through the measurements in Qingdao, it is proved that 3-D scanning system can control the lidar azimuth/elevation scanning with high precision. The lidar has good performance and can provide time-height indication (THI), range-height indication (RHI) and plane-position indication (PPI) of lidar signals which can well reflect the temporal and spatial variation of atmospheric aerosol.
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Chao Chen, Zhangjun Wang, Xiangqian Meng, Junle Qu, Libin Du, Xianxin Li, Bin Lv, V. V. Kabanov, "Development of a scanning micro-pulse lidar for aerosol and cloud detection", Proc. SPIE 9262, Lidar Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring XIV, 926216 (17 November 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2070172; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2070172
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