Development of a handheld standoff laser-based sensor developed specifically for inspection of municipal natural gas pipelines is described. The Remote Methane Leak Detector is fundamentally a Differential Absorption LIDAR system using Wavelength Modulation Spectroscopy.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(120.0280) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Remote sensing and sensors
(280.1910) Remote sensing and sensors : DIAL, differential absorption lidar
M. B. Frish, R. T. Wainner, J. Stafford-Evans, B. D. Green, M. G. Allen, S. Chancey, J. Rutherford, G. Midgley, and P. Wehnert, "Standoff Sensing of Natural Gas Leaks: Evolution of the Remote Methane Leak Detector (RMLD)," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper JThF3.
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