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Main Title Design Construction and Evaluation of a Mobile Lidar System for the Remote Measurement of Smoke Plume Opacity.
Author Coo, C. S. ; Bethk, G. W. ;
CORP Author General Electric Co., Philadelphia, Pa. Space Div.
Year Published 1971
Report Number EPA-68-02-0093; 0968;
Stock Number PB-210 672
Additional Subjects ( Air pollution ; Optical radar) ; ( Detectors ; Optical radar) ; ( Particles ; Detectors) ; ( Smoke ; Detectors) ; Design ; Mobile equipment ; Transmittance ; Light scattering ; Back scattering ; Monitors ; Optics ; Reflectance ; Field tests ; Plume detection ; Visibility ; Ruby lasers ; Performance evaluation ; Errors ; Remote sensing ; Air pollution detection
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-210 672 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 100p
Abstract A mobile (truck mounted) ruby laser lidar system has been designed, constructed and evaluated for the remote measurement of smoke plume opacity (or transmittance). The system has been tested at ranges of 211 and 319 meters using synthetic targets of known laboratory measured transmittance. The targets used were made of bright and black anodized aluminum screen, glass, plexiglass, white painted plywood and black felt. These tests indicated an error which increased as target reflectance increased. In general, the lidar and telephotometer determined transmittance values agreed within the accuracy expected for a given plume transmittance as indicated by the synthetic target test results. Plume-to-sky contrast (plume visibility) was found to have no correlation with plume transmittance because of the variability of ambient illumination of the plume.
Highlights Notes Presents tests which evaluate a pulsed ruby laser source for remotely monitoring the opacity or transmittance of stationary source smoke plumes.
NTIS Title Notes Final rept. 24 Dec 69-21 Dec 71.
PUB Date Free Form Dec 71,
Category Codes 13B; 17H; 68A; 63F
NTIS Prices PC A05/MF A01
Document Type NT
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Control Number 326530496
Origin NTIS
Type CAT