Int. J. of Nanomanufacturing   »   2012 Vol.8, No.3



Title: Development of atmospheric transparency measurement system


Authors: Takayuki Tomida; Ken Honda; Michiyuki Chikawa; Masaki Fukushima; Shigeharu Udo


University of Yamanashi, Kofu, Yamanashi, 400-8511, Japan.
University of Yamanashi, Kofu, Yamanashi, 400-8511, Japan.
Department of Physics, Kinki University, Higashi-Osaka, Osaka, 577-8502, Japan.
Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, The University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba, 277-8582, Japan.
Kanagawa University, Yokohama, Kanagawa, 221-8686, Japan


Abstract: The atmospheric transparency measurement for the telescope array (TA) experiment is made by using a back-scatter LIDAR system and the central laser facility (CLF) that is a bistatic LIDAR. Both systems use a pulsed energy tripled YAG laser (355 nm). However, these systems have complementary advantages and disadvantages. A new backscatter measurement has been added to the CLF making it possible to measure, atmospheric transparency at short distances close to the surface. This new system is called LIDAR@CLF. The system and its use are discussed.


Keywords: telescope arrays; light detection; light ranging; LIDAR; central laser facility; CLF; fluorescence; atmospheric transparency measurement; remote sensing; YAG lasers; backscatter measurement.


DOI: 10.1504/IJNM.2012.047031


Int. J. of Nanomanufacturing, 2012 Vol.8, No.3, pp.247 - 252


Submission date: 09 Dec 2011
Date of acceptance: 20 Dec 2011
Available online: 24 May 2012



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