Accession Number : ADA194614

Title :   Program to Increase the Measurement Capabilities of the AFGL (Air Force Geophysics Laboratory) Fixed and Mobile High Altitude Lidar Systems.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 26 Sep 84-30 Oct 87,

Corporate Author : PHOTOMETRICS INC WOBURN MA

Personal Author(s) : Moskowitz, Warren P ; Davidson, Gilbert

PDF Url : ADA194614

Report Date : 31 Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : The capabilities of the AFGL fixed and mobile (GLEAM and GLINT) high altitude lidar systems have been enhanced to include sodium fluorescence measurement capability and daytime Rayleigh backscatter measurement capability. A detector system has been designed and fabricated for the 24 inch telescope in the mobile system which includes a Fabry-Perot etalon to allow daytime measurements. Operational support has been provided during field programs to Wallops Island, VA and to the Poker Flat Rocket Research Range, AK, and during experiments at the fixed location. Keywords: Fluorscence lidar, Rayleigh lidar.

Descriptors :   *DETECTORS, *FLUORESCENCE, *OPTICAL RADAR, *SODIUM, DAY, GLINT, HIGH ALTITUDE, MEASUREMENT, MOBILE, ROCKET RESEARCH

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment
      Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE