Application of Digital Micromirror Devices to Atmospheric Lidar Measurement and Calibration

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Title:
Application of Digital Micromirror Devices to Atmospheric Lidar Measurement and Calibration
Author:
Anderton, Blake Jerome
Issue Date:
2014
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Embargo:
Release 14-Aug-2016
Abstract:
A novel design for atmospheric laser radar (lidar) is presented, implementing a digital micromirror device (DMD) for use in (A) aligning transmitter and receiver boresight angles and in (B) field-of-view (FOV) control of such "DMD lidar" instruments. A novel technique is presented to extract the transmitter-receiver overlap-compensation function from ratioing data from different FOVs in the same pointing direction. DMD lidar design considerations and trades are surveyed. Principles of modeling DMD lidar performance are introduced and implemented in a performance-predictive system simulation with data-validated results. Operational capabilities of DMD lidar are demonstrated through a hardware prototype with field measurement examples. Additional capabilities offered by integrating DMD within lidar and other optical systems are presented, including single-pixel Radon-imaging techniques.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
ladar; lidar; micromirror; overlap; radar; Optical Sciences; aerosol
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Optical Sciences
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Reagan, John

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleApplication of Digital Micromirror Devices to Atmospheric Lidar Measurement and Calibrationen_US
dc.creatorAnderton, Blake J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorAnderton, Blake Jeromeen_US
dc.date.issued2014-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.releaseRelease 14-Aug-2016en_US
dc.description.abstractA novel design for atmospheric laser radar (lidar) is presented, implementing a digital micromirror device (DMD) for use in (A) aligning transmitter and receiver boresight angles and in (B) field-of-view (FOV) control of such "DMD lidar" instruments. A novel technique is presented to extract the transmitter-receiver overlap-compensation function from ratioing data from different FOVs in the same pointing direction. DMD lidar design considerations and trades are surveyed. Principles of modeling DMD lidar performance are introduced and implemented in a performance-predictive system simulation with data-validated results. Operational capabilities of DMD lidar are demonstrated through a hardware prototype with field measurement examples. Additional capabilities offered by integrating DMD within lidar and other optical systems are presented, including single-pixel Radon-imaging techniques.en_US
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen
dc.subjectladaren_US
dc.subjectlidaren_US
dc.subjectmicromirroren_US
dc.subjectoverlapen_US
dc.subjectradaren_US
dc.subjectOptical Sciencesen_US
dc.subjectaerosolen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineOptical Sciencesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorReagan, Johnen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberReagan, Johnen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMilster, Thomasen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSasián, Joséen_US
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