A mobile optical remote sensing system for environmental monitoring is described. The system, housed in afull-size truck with a laboratory floor surface of 6.0 × 2.3 m2, is mainly intended for differential absorptionlidar (DIAL) applications but can also be used for laser-induced fluorescence monitoring and for absorptionmeasurements using classical light sources. The system has a 40-cm diam receiving telescope and a fullysteerable flat mirror in a transmitting/receiving dome. A Nd:YAG-pumped dye laser with auxiliary nonlinearfrequency conversion is the preferred transmitter in DIAL measurements. Measurement examples for atmospheric SO2 and NO2 monitoring with automatic concentration map drawings are given and further uses are discussed.
© 1987 Optical Society of America
Hans Edner, Kent Fredriksson, Anders Sunesson, Sune Svanberg, Leif Uéus, and Wilhelm Wendt, "Mobile remote sensing system for atmospheric monitoring," Appl. Opt. 26, 4330-4338 (1987)