DIAL pollutant measurements:

a new error analysis procedure

M. Dell'Aglio1*, S. Chudzynski2, K. Stelmaszczyk2, O. De Pascale3

1Centro Laser- Str. Prov. Casamassima Km.3,Valenzano (Ba), Italy

2Institute of Experimental Physics Warsaw University, str. Hoza 69, 00-681 Warsaw, Poland

3Istituto Metodologie Inorganiche e Plasmi (IMIP) CNR Sezione di Bari, Via Orabona 4, Bari, Italy

* Corresponding author. E-mail : marcella@mail.centrolaser.it

Received : 27 March 2003; revised version accepted :12 February 2004


DIAL measurements are often affected by laser beam misalignment. An error analysis procedure is presented, which has been applied to recent pollutant measurements carried on with a Ti:Sapphire Lidar system at Centro Laser.

It has been analyzed the geometrical form factor of a lidar telescope and discussed how it affects the DIAL measurement results. In this paper it is presented a method for finding geometrical form factor from experimental lidar signals as well as an analytical method. Comparison of fits of obtained functions with experimental data is presented.

Keywords : DIAL; Lidar; Geometrical Form Factor; Optical Compression; Overlapping function.


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