Bistatic LIDAR system for the characterisation of aviation-related pollutant column densities

Alessandro Gardi, Roberto Sabatini, Subramanian Ramasamy

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Abstract

In this paper, we investigate an innovative application of Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) technology for the aviation-related pollutant measurements. The proposed measurement technique is conceived for high-resolution characterisation in space and time domains of aviation- related pollutant gases. The system performs Integral Path Differential Absorption (IPDA) measurement in a bistatic LIDAR measurement setup. The airborne component consists of a tuneable Near Infrared (NIR) laser emitter installed on an Unmanned Aircraft (UA) and the ground subsystem is composed by a target reference surface (calibrated for reflectance) and a differential transmittance measuring device based on a NIR Camera calibrated for radiance. The specific system implementation for Carbon Dioxide (CO2) measurement is discussed. A preliminary assessment of the error figures associated with the proposed system layout is performed.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicationAEROTECH V
Subtitle of host publicationProgressive Aerospace Research
EditorsFairuz I. Romli, D.L. Majid, Faizal Mustapha, Fairuz I. Romli, D.L. Majid, Faizal Mustapha, Renuganth Varatharajoo, Fairuz I. Romli, Kamarul Arifin Ahmad, D.L. Majid, Faizal Mustapha, Renuganth Varatharajoo, Fairuz I. Romli, Kamarul Arifin Ahmad, D.L. Majid, Faizal Mustapha
Pages257-262
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9783038352327, 9783038352327
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Event5th AEROTECH conference - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 29 Oct 201430 Oct 2014

Publication series

NameApplied Mechanics and Materials
Volume629
ISSN (Print)1660-9336
ISSN (Electronic)1662-7482

Conference

Conference5th AEROTECH conference
Country/TerritoryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period29/10/1430/10/14

Keywords

  • Aviation pollution
  • Bistatic LIDAR
  • C0
  • Green-house gas
  • Pollutant column density
  • Pollution measurements
  • Sustainable aviation
  • Unmanned aircraft

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