Power budget and performance assessment for the RSLAB multispectral elastic/raman lidar system
Document typeConference report
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
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The need of a multi-spectral lidar has widely been experienced in last few years with a view to invert the optical and microphysical properties of aerosols and their impact on the climate change. As a part of the EARLINET-GALION objectives, a joint effort has already been made by the European Aerosol Research Lidar Network (EARLINET). The EARLINET advanced standard of 3+2-channel configuration for lidar instruments (3+2 standing for 3 elastic channels and 2 respective Raman channels) enables retrieval of aerosol microphysical properties. An overview of the new RSLAB 3+2+1 multispectral lidar system, therefore, is presented in terms of power budget estimation for all the reception channels and overall system performance, that is, signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and maximum sounding range achieved.
CitationKumar, D., Lange, D., Rocadenbosch, F., Tomas, S., Sicard, M., Muñoz, C., Comeron, A. Power budget and performance assessment for the RSLAB multispectral elastic/raman lidar system. A: IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium. "2012 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium". Munich: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2012, p. 4703-4706.