European Facility For Airborne Research March 24, 2017, 18:52
|Name||Aerosol LIDAR (LIght Detection And Ranging)|
|Measured parameter||Aerosol backscatter coefficient|
Laser pulses are transmitted, the backscattered radiation is collected in a telescope and measured by appropriate detectors. The ranging is done by measuring the pulse travel time. The backscattered signal contains information on the microphysical particle properties (aerosol Lidar).
|Measurement(s)||Active Remote Sensing|
|Operating mode||Remote sensing|
ABLE is a high-power lidar emitting at 532 and 355nm. It can fire in the vertical either above or below the aircraft. The firing direction is decided before each flight and cannot be changed in-flight. The system detects aerosols up to over 10 km from the aircraft.
Aerosol backscattered and depolarisation, 1-20km above the aircraft. Unlike ground based experiments, airborne Lidars are not limited to looking at the vertical column over the instrument, but can be quickly moved into an area of interest and look at any direction in the sky.
<u>Alternative techniques :</u> Aerosol backscattered and depolarisation, 1 - 20km above the aircraft. Unlike ground based experiments, airborne Lidars are not limited to looking at the vertical column over the instrument, but can be quickly moved into an area of interest and look at any direction in the sky.
the low pressure and temperature during flight the limited electrical power available on board of the aircraft the maximum allowed weight and size the effect of vibrations on the structure resistance and on the functioning of the instrument the safety requirements
Contact: Giorgio Fiocco
|Could also fit on any aircraft having the following characteristics|
This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no. 312609