11 July 2012 Parameter design of a biaxial lidar ceilometer
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This paper presents parameter design methodology and related optomechanical engineering of a 905-nm diode-laser biaxial, eye-safe lidar ceilometer prototype for cloud-height monitoring. Starting with a brief review of the state-of-the-art ceilometer technology, acceptable parameter ranges are identified for the key system parts. Parameter tuning is achieved by imposing goal criteria on the simulated signal-to-noise ratio and laser-telescope overlap factor. The system is based on a low-cost pulsed semiconductor laser, low-cost Fresnel-lens telescope, a low-noise-equivalent power avalanche-photodiode optoelectronic receiver, and collimating/focusing adjustable parts. Finally, preliminary test measurements are presented.
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Eduard Gregorio Lopez, Eduard Gregorio Lopez, Francesc Rocadenbosch, Francesc Rocadenbosch, Jordi Tiana-Alsina, Jordi Tiana-Alsina, Adolfo Comeron, Adolfo Comeron, Ricardo Sanz, Ricardo Sanz, Joan R. Rosell-Polo, Joan R. Rosell-Polo, } "Parameter design of a biaxial lidar ceilometer," Journal of Applied Remote Sensing 6(1), 063546 (11 July 2012). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.JRS.6.063546 . Submission:

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