A general methodology for rating both performance
and potential of lidar systems used for detection of atmospheric
trace constituents including pollutants and gas leaks
is developed. By individually examining and decomposing the
contribution of both lidar system parameters and atmospheric
operating conditions on signal-to-noise-ratio, a generalized figure
of merit, V, for lidar quality is introduced and evolved.
Computer simulations based on V and atmospheric parameters
are carried out to determine achievable lidar performance.
A simple design procedure is outlined for determination of lidar
instrumentation parameters to ensure the best monitoring
efficiency for a given set of initial parameters/requirements,
including operation range, minimum detectable gas concentration,
and so on.
CitationAgishev, R. [et al.]. Application of the method of decomposition of lidar signal-to-noise ratio to the assessment of laser instruments for gaseous pollution detection. "Applied physics B. Lasers and optics", Juliol 2004, vol. 79, núm. 2, p. 255-264.
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