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Lidar education at Georgia Tech

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Lidar education at Georgia Tech
The Georgia Tech Research Institute teamed with a local undergraduate women's institution, Agnes Scott College, to develop an eyesafe lidar for atmospheric remote sensing as a unique hands-on research experience for undergraduate students. The students constructed the lidar with guidance from Georgia Tech researchers after receiving classroom lectures and doing hands-on laboratory work on the technologies required to design and build the system. Coursework included geometrical and atmospheric optics; lasers and eye safety; radiometry; optical detection; materials, coatings, and filters; digital signal processing and data analysis; and mechanical structures. The course succeeded in making lidar technology accessible and appropriate for undergraduate students, and it is intended to serve as a model for other schools. EARL (the Eye-safe Atmospheric Research Lidar) research projects include studies of the planetary boundary layer, tropospheric aerosols and clouds, and the stratospher...
Gary Gimmestad, Leanne West
Added 13 Feb 2011
Updated 13 Feb 2011
Type Journal
Year 2010
Where IGARSS
Authors Gary Gimmestad, Leanne West
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