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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 1980
  • pp: 2291–2297

Lidar observations during dusty infrared Test-1

Jagir S. Randhawa and Jan E. Van der Laan  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 19, Issue 14, pp. 2291-2297 (1980)

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Lidar measurements using ruby (0.7-μm) and CO2 (10.6-μm) lidar systems during the dustry IR Test-1 are described. The test was conducted at the White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) in October 1978. Transmission comparisons are made between the two wavelengths through dust and smoke clouds generated by artillery barrages, TNT explosions, and oil–rubber fire in a test zone midway (1 km) along the lidar path. A target at the end of the lidar path provided a reference backscatter return for the transmission measurements. Results indicate that the broad particle size distribution present in the dust generated at WSMR produced little if any wavelength-dependent transmission effects.

© 1980 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: February 2, 1980
Published: July 15, 1980

Jagir S. Randhawa and Jan E. Van der Laan, "Lidar observations during dusty infrared Test-1," Appl. Opt. 19, 2291-2297 (1980)

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