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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 1983
  • pp: 1717–1721

Aerial testing of an N2 laser fluorosensor system

L. A. Franks, G. A. Capelle, and D. A. Jessup  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 22, Issue 11, pp. 1717-1721 (1983)

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Results of nighttime, twilight, and daylight testing of an airborne N2 laser fluorosensor are described. Flight tests were conducted at altitudes from 105 to 308 m on fabricated targets containing a coal solvent, quinine bisulfate, motor oil, and a detergent. Strong signals were obtained from all targets during night tests, but detectivity was reduced with increasing solar background. Based on measured signal strengths, minimum detectable concentrations are estimated for a number of substances.

© 1983 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: February 4, 1983
Published: June 1, 1983

L. A. Franks, G. A. Capelle, and D. A. Jessup, "Aerial testing of an N2 laser fluorosensor system," Appl. Opt. 22, 1717-1721 (1983)

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  1. L. A. Franks, G. A. Capelle, “Spectral Characterization of Selected Coal Processing By-Products,” EG&G EGG 1183-2376, Santa Barbara Operations S-669-R (May1978).
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